DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT OF OSA

Millions of Americans are afflicted with OSA, but more than 80 percent of all cases go undiagnosed and untreated. At Novi Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Anjoo Ely provides patients with relief from cheap research papers OSA.

Treatment usually starts with a diagnosis, which may require an overnight sleep study, which we can arrange through our affiliations with accredited sleep medicine physicians and labs.

During a sleep study, the number and severity of the apnea condition is monitored and recorded. Cases are usually described as mild, moderate or severe according to a scale known as the apnea hypopnea index or AHI. In more severe cases, OSA sufferers may experience breath stoppage more than 30 times per hour, and have blood oxygen levels plummet to unhealthy levels. In the most severe cases, surgery may be considered as a treatment option.

One of the original,—ans still most common— forms of treatment developed for OSA was the continuous positive airway pressure machine or CPAP. This device uses an air pump which is connected to a face mask worn by the patient throughout the night. Pressurized air is supplied to the mask by way of a ventilation tube. The increased air pressure provided by CPAP works to hold the throat airway open to prevent blockage.
The primary issue with CPAP therapy is not effectiveness, but acceptance. Many OSA patients find they are unable to tolerate the face mask, supporting head gear and other equipment associated with CPAP, and either refuse the device or discontinue use after an initial period of compliance.
The most viable alternative to CPAP therapy comes from the dental sleep medicine community, which has developed a range of oral appliances. The most successful types of oral appliance utilize a customized mouthpiece that resembles a sports mouth guard or upper and lower night guards. When properly fit and adjusted by a dental sleep professional, these appliances are able to cradle the jaw in a position that keeps the airway open and makes breathing easier for the patient.
At our office, treatment for sleep apnea is non-invasive and does not require surgery. We offer oral appliance therapy including the TAP and Respire systems that are custom-fitted and adjusted by Dr. Ely for maximum comfort and efficacy. Most patients find they are able to adapt to wearing these appliances in a short period of time, and they find them less restrictive and easier to use and store than a CPAP system. Our patients who travel also report that oral appliances are far more convenient to pack than a CPAP machine, and free the user from the need for a power supply and bedside assembly.
Oral appliances have proven highly effective in the treatment of mild to moderate OSA conditions. And, because they are well-tolerated, patients tend to continue use and receive the benefits of treatment, which include better sleep and better health.

Millions of Americans are afflicted with OSA, but more than 80 percent of all cases go undiagnosed and untreated. At Novi Dental Sleep Medicine, Dr. Anjoo Ely provides patients with relief from OSA.

Treatment usually starts with a diagnosis, which may require an overnight sleep study, which we can arrange through our affiliations with accredited sleep medicine physicians and labs.

During a sleep study, the number and severity of the apnea condition is monitored and recorded. Cases are usually described as mild, moderate or severe according to a scale known as the apnea hypopnea index or AHI. In more severe cases, OSA sufferers may experience breath stoppage more than 30 times per hour, and have blood oxygen levels plummet to unhealthy levels. In the most severe cases, surgery may be considered as a treatment option.

Because OSA is a dangerous health condition, it is important to seek assistance in remedying the problem. Finding the right type of therapy can mean immediate relief not only for you, but also better sleep for bed partners as well.
Diagnostic testing for OSA and the use of oral appliances for treatment of the condition are often covered or reimbursed by private health insurance providers, and by Medicare. Our office can work with you to create a cost-effective treatment plan.

We have experienced an extremely high success rate at helping CPAP intolerant patients find a comfortable, effective and sustainable treatment option in oral appliance therapy.

Call us today at 248-347-3030

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Mon: 9AM-1PM / 2PM-6PM

Tues: 9AM-12PM / 12PM-2PM


Wed: 8AM-12PM / 1PM-5PM


Thurs: 9AM-1PM / 2PM-6PM


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Sat: 9AM-12PM / 12PM-2PM

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27225 Providence Parkway Suite 100

Novi, Michigan 48374


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