Welcome to Silver Spring Sleep Solutions in Silver Spring, MD
Get the Care You Need at Silver Spring Sleep Solutions
Achieving restful sleep each night is important for revitalizing our body and restoring its functions. Unfortunately, many Americans suffer from the effects of poor sleep due to sleep apnea, and very few find relief from the condition. If you feel you’re in a constant state of exhaustion, have trouble focusing, or nod off throughout the day, we recommend visiting our sleep dentist, Dr. Bassford.
Sleep apnea is a serious disease, one that not only compromises the quality of everyday life but also increases the risk of a wide range of longer-term health problems.
Of Cases of Moderate to Severe
Sleep Apnea are Undiagnosed
Meet Dr. Alice Bassford
Our sleep dentist, Dr. Alice Bassford, has extensive training in sleep dentistry. She’s board-certified and a diplomate of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. As a caring provider, she always puts her patients first. She’ll work with you to create your customized treatment plan and monitor your progress to ensure it’s effective for you.
Solutions for Sleep Apnea and Snoring
At Silver Spring Sleep Solutions, our team is here to ensure you get the best care possible for your unique situation. Whether you’re suffering from sleep apnea or snoring, Dr. Bassford is here to help.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition in which the airway becomes obstructed, causing lapses in breathing throughout sleep. When left untreated, it can lead to further health issues. That’s why Dr. Bassford offers effective treatments to ensure you can get your health back on track.
While some snoring is normal, it may also be a symptom of sleep apnea. At Silver Spring Sleep Solutions, we provide sleep studies to give patients a proper diagnosis.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Here at Silver Spring Sleep Solutions, we take great interest in every’s patients concerns and needs. While CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is known as the most popular sleep apnea solution, many patients find the machine noisy and uncomfortable. That’s why our sleep dentist provides custom oral appliances as a way to ease your sleep apnea symptoms. Oral appliance therapy is gaining popularity as a first-line treatment option for many patients diagnosed with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can a dentist help with sleep apnea?
For most people, a dentist isn’t the first professional that comes to mind for treating snoring or sleep apnea. Despite this, dentists are uniquely qualified to provide solutions for sleep apnea due to their intimate knowledge of the mouth and throat tissues that are often involved in sleep-disordered breathing.
While Dr. Bassford can’t diagnose you with sleep apnea, she can help you get the relief you need once it’s determined that you have the condition. Our Silver Spring team will work with you to create a customized treatment plan, likely involving a combination of oral appliance therapy, mouth and throat exercises, and healthy lifestyle tips.
Does insurance cover sleep apnea treatments?
In most cases, your insurance provider will cover some or all of your sleep apnea treatment costs. We recommend getting in touch with your provider to go over the details of your coverage. Dr. Bassford and our team want to ensure that you receive the highest quality of care at the most affordable price. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, we’ll be happy to help you maximize your benefits.
At Silver Spring Sleep Solutions, we accept Aetna, Cigna, BCBS, and UCH as long as it’s PPO. We’re not in-network with any HMO plans.
Schedule Your Appointment With Dr. Bassford
Start your journey to a better night’s rest when you schedule an appointment with Dr. Bassford. At Silver Spring Sleep Solutions, our dentist goes above and beyond to ensure each patient receives customized sleep apnea treatments that meet their unique needs. If you’re ready to visit our Silver Spring office, call our office today at (240) 234-0948. You can also fill out our online contact form and request more information.