Getting to Know You
Sleep Apnea is a condition that many Americans suffer from daily. This disorder affects more than just your sleep — it’s likely to affect your mood and health as well. If you’re seeking relief from sleep apnea, Dr. Buchanan in San Rafael, CA can help.
When you come to our office for your no-obligation consultation, Dr. Buchanan will ask you about your sleep patterns and daily lifestyle. This is an excellent time to explain any sleep apnea symptoms you’ve been experiencing, and if you’ve sought out relief prior to your consultation. Our goal is to make you feel as comfortable as possible so we can truly get to know you and understand your condition.
Dr. Buchanan Explains The Process
During the consultation, Dr. Buchanan will examine your airway and how it might be affecting your sleep. He’ll explain the causes and symptoms of sleep apnea for you to better understand the sleep disorder. Based on his evaluation, he’ll refer you to a qualified sleep physician to perform a sleep evaluation and provide you with your official sleep apnea diagnosis.
Once you have your diagnosis, Dr. Buchanan will go over treatment options and what they’ll cost. He’ll explain why an oral application may be beneficial for you rather than traditional CPAP treatment.
Receiving relief for sleep apnea can be life changing, which is why we’ll be sure to provide you with a detailed treatment plan and a general timeline as to when you’ll begin to see changes in your sleep. Insurance and payment plans will also be discussed at this time.
Questions to Ask During the Consultation
Discussing your sleep disorder may be a difficult and overwhelming process for some people, which is why we recommend you prepare questions ahead of time. This will ensure that we address all your concerns and that you and Dr. Buchanan are on the same page about your condition.
Commonly asked questions include:
- What causes sleep apnea?
- Is sleep apnea causing my snoring?
- How much will treatment cost?
- Will I stop snoring after using an oral appliance?
- How long will it take for me to start noticing results?
Schedule Your Free Consultation
Dr. Buchanan is an experienced sleep dentist and a member of many sleep associations. She’s actively working towards expanding her already vast knowledge of sleep apnea, and it’s treatments.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation in San Rafael, CA.