Your First Consultation with Dr. Rice
Arriving at Middle Tennessee Dental Sleep Specialists
Sleep apnea can affect your mood, level of energy, and quality of sleep. If you’ve been diagnosed with the condition, it’s likely you’ve been using a CPAP machine to relieve your symptoms. Many patients find this treatment to be noisy and uncomfortable, causing them to seek an alternative treatment.
When you visit our Brentwood office, we’ll review your medical history, physical exam, and sleep study results provided by your doctor. If you haven’t been diagnosed yet, Dr. Rice will recommend a local sleep clinic to undergo an overnight sleep study. We can also provide you with a take-home sleep test for your convenience.
Meeting Brentwood’s Sleep Specialist
Once you’ve been properly diagnosed, Dr. Rice will work closely with you to find the best treatment that fits your lifestyle and needs. We offer various alternative treatments to CPAP to ensure our patients find a comfortable and convenient solution for their sleep apnea.
Dr. Rice will explain each treatment in detail to make sure you understand how they work before deciding on a solution. It’s important you feel confident when choosing a treatment, which is why we encourage you to ask questions to help make your decision easier. During your consultation, we’ll also determine an estimated cost and explain your financing options.
Preparing for Your Visit
It’s important to be knowledgeable about your sleep apnea and feel confident in the treatment you choose. Dr. Rice and our friendly staff are more than happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have during your initial consultation. Some questions our patients ask include:
- Why are oral appliances preferred over CPAP?
- Will your treatment help me feel more energized?
- How much will treatment be?
- Will I stop snoring after using an oral appliance?
- Will my insurance cover oral appliance therapy?
We also encourage new patients to visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information on sleep apnea.
Get Ready to Reclaim Your Life
If you find yourself feeling restless throughout the night, it’s likely you suffer from sleep apnea. It’s important to seek treatment once diagnosed to prevent serious health consequences.
Regain control of your life and give us a call at 615-373-4488 to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Rice. Or simply fill out the contact form at the bottom of the page.