Advanced diagnostics pinpoint sleep apnea, result in effective treatment in Wake Forest
Advanced training and the latest technologies provide a powerful way for Dr. Edmond Suh and his team to relieve daytime drowsiness, headaches, sleeplessness, and other symptoms of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea treatment in and around Wake Forest, Raleigh, and Rolesville starts with identifying the nature of your symptoms. Snoring isn’t always a symptom of sleep apnea but it often accompanies it, which affects around 25 percent of men and 10 percent of women. The most common type of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), goes undiagnosed in a reported 80 to 90 percent of sufferers.
OSA is associated with an increased risk of many medical conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart failure, and stroke. The sooner Dr. Suh can accurately diagnose OSA, the earlier effective treatment can improve your quality of life and avoid life-threatening complications.
Dr. Suh partners with sleep specialists. A sleep study may be conducted from the comfort of your home with an easy-to-use and lightweight monitor. The portable monitor collects information such as:
- Breathing effort
- Blood oxygen levels
Once the device is returned, the analysis begins. During a follow-up visit, the doctor will review the results of the study and discuss treatments tailored to your needs.
If sleep apnea is indicated, Dr. Suh may recommend oral appliance therapy. A dental appliance will be customized to keep your throat open by repositioning your jaw or tongue to prevent airway obstruction. This therapy is considered the gold standard for the treatment of mild to moderate apnea. It is a well-tolerated alternative to CPAP therapy, which patients may avoid due to the machine’s bulkiness, discomfort, and noise.
Depending on the findings of your sleep study, Dr. Suh may relieve or resolve symptoms with orthodontic treatment or lifestyle changes. Call 919 556 6200 to schedule an appointment.