The initial exam begins with a 15 to 20-minute review and evaluation of your medical history. By performing this screening exam, our doctors can decide the safest and most effective treatment. In some cases, further evaluation may be needed, or the solution may be as simple as prescribing basic home care.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will my insurance cover treatment?
Insurance coverage varies between plans, so the best way to know if you have coverage is to schedule an initial exam so we can find out what your insurance will and will not cover. That being said, here are some insurance companies we work with:
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI
Blue Care Network
United Health Care
Will treatment require surgery?
Here at the Center for Sleep Apnea and TMJ, we focus on finding a non-surgical solution first. In fact, we specialize in non-surgical treatments. Surgery is only considered as a last resort when all other avenues of treatment have been explored.
Will I have to take medication?
Most of the treatments do not require the use of medications. In some cases, medication may be prescribed to help alleviate some of the pain caused by TMJ.
Will I have to use a CPAP while I sleep?
We specialize in solutions for people that are CPAP intolerant or can't use a CPAP machine.
The best treatment for sleep apnea is the use of a CPAP machine. However, not everyone can tolerate the treatment. In these cases where CPAP hasn’t been successful, we prescribe oral appliances that are worn at night.
Oral appliance therapy is a widely used and accepted method for treating sleep disordered breathing.