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Pharyngometer – Lawton, OK

Using Sound Waves to Map Your Airway

Patient and doctor meeting for test with pharyngometer in Lawton

A sleep test is the best way to determine whether you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It not only reveals whether OSA is present but also how severe the condition is. Certainly, such data is indispensible. However, a sleep test does not reveal why the OSA is occurring. A pharyngometer in Lawton can help with that. Read on below to learn more about this technology and the role in can play in helping you to enjoy enhanced sleep.

What Is a Pharyngometer?

Dentist reviewing results of pharyngometry test on computer

A pharyngometer is a machine that uses sound waves to map a patient’s airway. Basically, you breathe into it through your mouth. First, you do so without any breathing restrictions. Then, you voluntarily restrict your breathing. The entire test takes just a few minutes and can provide Dr. Drummond and our team with information about your airway’s anatomy. For example, it can reveal whether your airway is unusually narrow or has other problems that are contributing to your nighttime breathing problems.

Benefits of Pharyngometry

Happy patient enjoying the benefits of test with pharyngometer

Some noteworthy benefits offered by our pharyngometer include:

Would you like to learn more about our pharyngometer and how it may be able to play a role in helping you achieve better sleep? Get in touch with us today!