Drs. Mintz & Abbott, located in Bethesda, MD are experts in treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The practice website has recently been updated to provide a more thorough educational experience for patients who fear they may be suffering from OSA. Part of this updating to the website is done to help the practice better target patients living in the surrounding areas of Montgomery country, Rockville, Silver Spring and the D.C. Metro area itself.
Included in this update is Dr. Mintz’ published article on the success of oral devices for not only mild to moderate sleep apnea but also severe sleep apnea.
There is currently an estimated 26 million Americans who suffer from the condition Obstructive Sleep Apnea. However, around 80% of these people have no idea they are dealing with sleep apnea and therefore go undiagnosed and untreated. Sleep apnea is a condition in which the patient literally stops breathing during sleep. In many patients this can occur hundreds of times throughout the night and has severe health consequences.
One of the major problems is that there is little to no awareness of the general public both about sleep apnea and the potential health problems that can occur when it goes untreated. Drs. Mintz & Abbott hope to help change this in their local area with targeted awareness campaigns that will be conducted online.
Dr. Mintz had this to say, “Awareness is key right now. More people need to be made aware of how prevalent this condition is within our society. Furthermore, people need to understand the severe health ramifications of letting this condition go untreated. Most people don’t realize that their snoring can potentially be something much worse. Our goal is to help educate and then treat the people living within our community. Part of that awareness is oral devices are just as effective for mild to moderate sleep apnea . They are generally covered by medical insurance. ”
Dr. Mintz and Dr. Abbott specializes in helping patients find treatment via Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT). This method of treatment is non-invasive and for many patients more comfortable than wearing a CPAP mask. For more information about OSA and the various treatment options and how Drs. Mintz and Abbott can help you. Please visit our website about Sleep Apnea & TMJ.
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