We offer sleep apnea screenings at My Family Dentistry. Initially, when our patients displayed certain oral indications and symptoms, we referred them out to a sleep physician. However, we found that many did not follow up on their sleep test referral – meaning their condition often continued untreated.
To help make sure our patients don’t miss out on testing that can help improve their lives, we got our own HST (home sleep test) machine and also began providing the option to let patients perform their own sleep apnea testing in the comfort and privacy of their own bedrooms. After using the home test, the results are read by an affiliated physician licensed by the state of Tennessee. After receiving a diagnosis from them, we’re then able to offer treatment options based on patient needs.