[Businesswire press release] –AZ-TMJ is continuing to lead the way with innovative and effective treatments for patients with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). With approximately 1 in 5 adults having at least mild sleep apnea, and 1 in 15 classified as moderate sleep apnea sufferers, Dr. Stan Farrell is excited to announce the new addition of DME (durable medical equipment) billing.
Sleep apnea is a disorder where a person’s ability to breath is impaired, resulting in a restless sleep and often times snoring. “It’s important for patients to thoroughly understand the latent severity of OSA,” explained Dr. Farrell. “OSA is more than just snoring. It can be potentially life-threatening and requires medical attention.” With the ability to now process sleep apnea appliances through insurances and aid programs, the intraoral device developed by Dr. Farrell will be available to help even more patients suffering from sleep apnea than ever before.
The intraoral device enlarges the pharynx, allowing a significant improvement in snoring if patients are appropriately pre-screened with regard to their individual anatomy. After a thorough exam, AZ-TMJ can determine if an intraoral device is right for you. This device can be used with a Positive Airway Pressure unit (CPAP) to improve performance. Dr. Farrell has extensive training in Sleep Medicine, and has successfully provided many patients with custom oral appliances that not only treated their sleep apnea, but often eliminated their snoring all together.
AZ-TMJ is a clinic focused on the treatment of TMJ, severe headaches and sleep apnea, all of which can be symptoms of an issue with the temporomandibular joint, which is where the jaw connects to the cranium. The clinic is lead by Stan Farrell, DDS, FAAOP, who received his training in Orofacial Pain at UCLA. He graduated from the School of Dental and Oral Surgery at Columbia University. He is a Diplomat with the American Board of Orofacial Pain. Services provided by an Arizona licensed general dentist. For information regarding sleep apnea or TMJ relief, visit the AZ-TMJ website at http://www.aztmj.com or call AZ-TMJ at (480) 945-3629.