Divine Expressions Family Dentistry: Sleep Apnea in Madison, AL

Although sleep apnea treatment may not immediately come to mind when patients think of dental treatments, places like Divine Expressions are well-equipped to help examine and treat patients who might be dealing with sleep apnea. Their treatment utilizes an oral device to treat sleep apnea without the use of a CPAP machine.

For many, the CPAP machine is the most well-known way to treat sleep apnea. However, many patients find that the device is too noisy or uncomfortable, resulting in less sleep and not truly fixing the issue. The Awaken 2 Sleep oral devices used at Divine Expressions are designed to fit comfortably inside a patient’s mouth with no mask, hose, or loud noises interrupting their sleep.

Sleep apnea is more than just loud snoring and without proper treatment it can lead to other effects on patients’ health, such as high blood pressure. Divine Expressions is dedicated to providing treatment that can help patients prevent future health issues. Below are some details about their sleep apnea treatment process:

  • How Does It Work: Patients who believe they may be suffering from symptoms of sleep apnea can undergo an examination with a dentist. If the results from their sleep test confirm sleep apnea as a diagnosis, then a custom oral appliance will be made for the patient. This device is worn on top of teeth in a fashion similar to Invisalign.
  • Can It Be Covered By Medical Insurance: The testing required to determine if a patient is suffering from sleep apnea can be billed to medical insurance. Divine Expression Family Dentistry works with Awaken 2 Sleep, which not only can be billed to medical insurance but will also ship a sleep test to patients’ homes for ease of use.
  • What Are The Benefits: Sleep apnea treatment opens up patients’ airways, making it easier for them to breathe while sleeping. This improves the quality of sleep and heart health. It also prevents the potential for future major health issues, such as diabetes and multiple cardiac diseases such as a heart attack or high blood pressure. 

Currently, sleep apnea treatment is available for interested patients at Divine Expressions Family Dentistry. Further details about this type of treatment can be found by visiting their office website or by directly contacting them by phone or email.

Located in Madison, AL, Divine Expressions Family Dentistry is co-run by Drs. Barnett, Crawford, Embry, and Norden. Together they perform family, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry. Some of their currently available services include exams, cleanings, fillings, Invisalign, sleep apnea treatment, digital X-rays, extractions, sealants, root canals, bridges, implants, veneers, crowns, teeth whitening, dentures, and more.