Are you one of over 22 million Americans suffering with Obstructive Sleep Apnea disorder? Our simple solutions provide instant relief and life-changing results.
I have had the pleasure of receiving the best care imaginable from Dr. Striebel for over 15 years. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my health, and I recommend Dr. Striebel highly to anyone who is looking for an extremely skilled doctor.”
Chronic snoring, excessive fatigue, serious morning headaches – for someone suffering from sleep apnea, these frustrating symptoms can start to feel like just another part of your daily routine. You may have tried using a CPAP machine in the past to treat your condition, only to stop again once the noise and discomfort became too much to handle. Thankfully, there’s another way: oral appliance therapy with Dr. Striebel! You’ll be amazed by how easy it can be to finally sleep through the night and regain the quality of life you deserve.
Obstructive sleep apnea is influenced by the airway and the mouth – and who knows this area better than a highly-trained dentist like Dr. Striebel? As a member of the American Board of Sleep Medicine, he is well-versed in the advanced techniques and personalized support that patients need to start enjoying quality, uninterrupted sleep once more. Whether you have a brand-new diagnosis or have been struggling with an ill-fitting CPAP for some time now, he looks forward to welcoming you in for a consultation.
If you think you might have sleep apnea, it's time to find out. The first step is to arrange for an overnight sleep study with one of Dr. Striebel's trusted sleep physicians. A variety of tests are performed to measure and record brain and muscle activity, as well as eye movements, heart rate, airflow and snoring. If it's been a while since your sleep study, further at-home testing with a pulse oximetry monitor may be necessary to evaluate significant changes in oxygen saturation during sleep. Dr. Striebel is able to provide this equipment without the need for an overnight observation.
Treating sleep apnea with a custom-made oral appliance is easier than you’d think! Your device will be designed to adjust the jaw and/or tongue in a slight, comfortable fashion as you rest each night. As a result, the chances of your airway collapsing are greatly reduced, and the patient is able to breath easily without interruption until morning. The device is also portable, which means it won’t be any trouble at all to bring it with you on trips and vacations.
Of course, some cases of sleep apnea are simply too severe to treat with an oral appliance alone. But what if the patient still can’t tolerate their CPAP machine? Combined therapy may be the solution. By being able to use both an oral appliance and their CPAP machine on the lowest, most comfortable setting, patients are more likely to stick with the treatment over time and experience dramatic improvements to their condition as a result.
Sleep apnea treatment with a trained dentist won’t actually be covered by your dental insurance. Instead, patients will need to use medical insurance, which can be an intimidating prospect. Thankfully, our financial coordinator is a true expert at navigating your personal coverage and helping you receive the benefits you’re entitled to! Our office works with a wide variety of plans, including Medicare. No insurance? Affordable, flexible payment plans can be arranged through CareCredit and Lending Tree as well.