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Archive for March 2020

sleep disorder diagnosis

Did You Know Your Dentist Could be the Best Person to Provide a Sleep Disorder Diagnosis?

When it comes to sleep disorder diagnosis, your dentist may be your first line to diagnosis and treatment. This may seem surprising at first, but some of the symptoms are reflected in oral health. 

Because of this, your dental team may recognize signs before you get around to mentioning issues to your primary care doctor.  Furthermore, some dentists collaborate with sleep specialists to assist them in sleep disorder diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment. 

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Do I See a Doctor or Dentist for Tongue Issues

Do I See a Doctor or Dentist for Tongue Issues?

Sometimes patients ask – Do I See a Doctor or Dentist for Tongue Issues? The answer could be both depending on the issue and the situation. 

Increasingly dentists and physicians work together in treating conditions related to airflow including obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance symptoms. In addition, as experts in oral health dentists are often the first to notice issues with the tongue, mouth and surrounding areas

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