“I went to see Dr. Buck after suffering from migraines with no real answers. I was diagnosed with sleep apnea. I had no idea and it had never even been discussed with me before. I am now wearing my device nightly and I have never felt better. I owe Dr. Buck and Jill so much for guiding me through the entire process! They are lifesavers!”
Dr. Buck has been practicing dentistry for 15 years now, and that experience has shown him just how important the connection between the body and mouth is, as well as the vital role dentists can play in treating sleep apnea for good. Today, he has attended extensive specialty training in dental sleep medicine from the Metz Sleep Centers, Ohio State Medical Symposium, and other prestigious organizations in order to hone his skills and ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients. He looks forward to helping you have a truly restful night’s sleep at last.
As a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and SPEAR Education, Dr. Buck regularly participates in cutting-edge continuing education courses as part of his commitment to helping greater Columbus sleep more soundly. He is also a Visiting Faculty Member at SPEAR, who teaches and mentors other dentists.
The CPAP may be an effective way to treat sleep apnea, but most patients simply can’t stand the uncomfortable equipment and loud noises that comes along with it, resulting in non-compliance and worsening symptoms. At The Columbus Sleep Center, Dr. Buck offers a better solution: oral appliance therapy. These custom-made, safe, FDA-approved devices are designed to reposition the jaw and/or tongue just enough to prevent dangerous airway blockage, resulting in easy, uninterrupted breathing throughout the night. They’re unobtrusive, easy to wear, and even convenient to travel with! Better yet, our sleep practice offers several top-of-the-line brands of appliances so that we can determine that one that best fits your specific circumstances.
23 million Americans suffer from type 2 diabetes. 67 million have high blood pressure. And, 160 million are either obese or overweight. Add Obstructive Sleep Apnea into the mix (which 22 million US adults have), and the risks become even more compounded. Treating sleep apnea can improve insulin sensitivity and nighttime glucose levels – and adhering to treatment is proven to decrease blood pressure. Overweight individuals are 2x more likely to suffer from sleep disorders, but even weight loss can be more difficult without the correct sleep patterns due to imbalances in hormones produced during sleep. Coming up with a plan to lose weight is an integral part of the treatment process. Dr. Buck takes a whole-body approach to treating sleep apnea, and he works with your physician to come up with a coordinated plan to achieve lasting results.
Sleep apnea can affect absolutely anyone, regardless of their age or gender. Right now, millions of women around the country are struggling with migraines and TMD. Many others are unable to figure out why they are snoring due to sleep apnea. And, many children who currently snore, grind their teeth, or struggle with ADHD are also at a high risk of developing sleep apnea down the line. The Columbus Sleep Center is prepared to meet the unique needs of every patient who comes through our doors so that everyone can enjoy a full night’s rest.
Medical insurance will likely cover your sleep apnea therapy, but navigating your specific plan to access those financial benefits can be an intimidating process. Thankfully, our experienced sleep coordinator Jill is more than up to the task! She is a true expert when it comes to maximizing reimbursements and making your payment process easy, seamless, and comfortingly predictable. Our office is also a recognized medicare provider and Jill is familiar in the process of working through Medicare to get you the coverage you need. Don’t hesitate to let her know if you have any questions or concerns – she will put your mind at ease.