Sleep Apnea Treatment Center in Tukwila, WA
Experienced Sleep Apnea Dentists
We Offer an Alternative to CPAP Machines
Covered by Your Medical Insurance
ORAL APPLIANCES TO TREAT SLEEP APNEA
Are you ready to start sleeping better? Don’t continue to be one of more than 15 million Americans who snore or suffer from sleep apnea.
Our experienced dental team can screen and treat you for snoring or sleep apnea. While CPAP masks are the most commonly prescribed treatment for obstructive sleep apnea it can be uncomfortable, unpleasant and difficult to use treatment. We offer alternatives to CPAP masks such as the Moses Oral Appliance.
At Smiles @ Southcenter, we offer convenient office hours including Saturday, dental membership plans for those without dental insurance, a state of the art facility, and an experienced sleep apnea dental team. Plus, your medical insurance will most likely cover these great alternatives to CPAP machines.
Ready for a New Way to Treat Sleep Apnea?
The Moses Oral Appliance is indicated for patients with primary snoring or mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea who do not respond to behavioral measures such as weight loss or sleep position change. It can also help those with moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea who are intolerant of treatment with nasal CPAP.
How Does the Moses Work?
The Moses works by positioning the lower jaw and tongue to a more forward position. This pulls the tongue off the back of the throat and opens the airway for unobstructed breathing.
Call now to schedule your appointment to learn more about our dental sleep apnea treatment options.
If you have sleep apnea and it goes untreated, you could be at risk of suffering:
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
- Irregular heart beats
- Heart attack
Central sleep apnea and obstructive sleep apena are both treatable. Call now to book your appointment with a dental team experienced in dental sleep medicine.
SLEEP APNEA PATIENT TESTIMONIAL
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you have one or more pauses in breathing or shallow breaths while you sleep. Breathing pauses can last from a few seconds to minutes and may occur several times an hour. Typically, normal breathing then starts again, sometimes with a loud snort or choking sound. This can cause you to move out of deep sleep and into light sleep. As a result, the quality of your sleep is poor, which makes you tired during the day.
The vast majority of sleep apnea patients remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated. Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, memory problems, weight gain, diabetes, depression, accidents, poor work performance, and other ailments.
What’s the difference between Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
Snoring occurs when the air you breathe vibrates the tissues of the airway due to a blocked or narrowed airway.
Obstructive Sleeep Apnea occurs when your breathing regularly stops or is slowed for 10 seconds or longer due to a blocked or narrowed airway. A sudden gasp for air is often witnessed by observers.
If you think you have sleep apnea or have already been diagnosed with sleep apnea call now to schedule your appointment.