Dental to Medical Reimbursement Services
OSA & SURGICAL PROCEDURES PROVIDED BY DDS.
What We Offer:
- Simple services in obtaining reimbursements for Oral Sleep Appliances.
- The understanding required to code for specific surgical procedures based upon medical diagnoses.
- Guidance on how to properly collect on reimbursement for your services through medical insurances.
OSA Guide For Dentists
What Does Sleep Apnea Have To Do With Teeth?
The effects of Sleep Apnea go far beyond the obvious symptoms of sleep deprivation such as: exhaustion, difficulty concentrating, morning headaches. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a common and serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing during sleep.
Left untreated, Sleep Apnea can have serious life-threatening, and life-shortening, consequences:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease,
- Automobile accidents caused by falling asleep at the wheel,
- and other ailments.
- Negatively affecting the patient's Oral Health.
Sleep apnea has a few profound effects on oral health. There is statistically significant association between OSA and moderate to severe periodontitis (gum disease). But the most common, and most severe dental health complications are temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ or TMD). Studies have shown that when the throat relaxes during a sleep apnea episode, the jaw reflexively clenches to prevent the airway from becoming blocked. TMD leads to other problems like worn, cracked or broken teeth, pain when chewing, chronic headaches, and neck and shoulder pain.