Frisco CBCT Airway Scans | Sleep Apnea Diagnosis & Treatment Services Updated

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Frisco-based dental practice Millennium Smiles (972-987-4899) updates its obstructive sleep apnea services, incorporating some of the latest diagnostic and treatment approaches.

The clinic now offers advanced cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT). The technology is designed to create 3D images of a patient’s mouth, jaw, nasal, and throat, allowing more accurate analysis of potential sleep apnea causes. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) devices, or custom-fitted oral appliances, may be recommended as first-line treatment.

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Millennium Smiles’ latest updates are intended to increase the rates of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) diagnosis and treatment, with the goal of improving sleep quality and overall health. The clinic points to some of the serious health outcomes resulting from untreated OSA, including hypertension, coronary artery disease, type 2 diabetes, and stroke.

A recent report from the American Medical Association highlights the increasing prevalence of sleep apnea, which it states may now affect as many as 30 million Americans. With only 6 million of those having been diagnosed, the association states that greater awareness and rates of medical testing is required. CPAP machines and custom-fitted oral appliances are recommended as preferred treatment options.

The latest services from Millennium Smiles align closely with the recent AMA advice. The clinic’s CBCT technology allows in-house dentists to observe the bone, airway, and soft tissue of patient’s mouths. The resultant 3D images can then be used to assess if narrowed airways could be causing OSA, and further observation in a sleep lab may be suggested to confirm this diagnosis.

In cases where OSA has been diagnosed, the clinic offers some of the latest treatment approaches, which correspond with AMA recommendations. Millennium Smiles states that therapies are determined based on the severity of individual cases, with both CPAP machines and custom oral appliances now available.

About Millennium Smiles

In addition to sleep apnea diagnosis and therapy, Millennium Smiles offers advanced temporomandibular joint assessments and therapy, as well as routine, emergency, and cosmetic dentistry. The practice now operates from 2 Frisco locations on Main Road and Lebanon Road.

A clinic representative recently stated: “Sleep apnea appliances are available for purchase online, to be shaped to the mouth when they are received, but the most effective appliance is one that is professionally fitted. The high-quality appliances we offer are adjustable over time, more comfortable, and more reliable.”

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