Are you suffering from symptoms of sleep apnea? Our trusted team of dental professionals has a solution! We craft custom night guards at our Spokane dental offices to provide comfortable, minimally invasive protection against the health conditions often caused by obstructive sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is identified by continual pauses in breathing while you sleep. OSA is a reaction to your muscles relaxing, and gravity pulling your airway closed. This can lead to more serious health conditions, including hypertension, severe fatigue, memory loss, weight gain, and changes in mood.
What Are The Symptoms Of Sleep Apnea?
Patients suffering from sleep apnea often report symptoms like:
- Heavy Snoring
- Struggling to Breathe While Sleeping
- Periodic Loss of Breath While Sleeping
- Low Energy & Constant Fatigue
- Weight Gain
- Dry Throat
- Mood Swings & Irritability
What are the Risks of Sleep Apnea?
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million people suffer from sleep apnea in the United States alone. If you suspect you have this condition or have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you could have an increased risk of the following conditions:
- Heart Disease
- Irregular Heartbeat
- High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
- Worsening ADHD
Safe Treatment for Sleep Apnea
If our doctors suspect you may have sleep apnea, our team will coordinate your treatment with a sleep specialist to ensure you receive specific the care you need!
Patients who are diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea will likely be provided with an oral appliance or a CPAP machine for treatment.
A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is the most common treatment for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea. The CPAP machine has a small air blower connected to a cushioned plastic mask that covers your nose. The blower forces air through a flexible hose into the mask to help keep your airways open while you sleep.
Patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea often prefer oral appliances to bulky CPAP machines. Our Spokane, WA dentists are specially trained to create custom oral appliances that are designed to keep your airways open while you sleep.
Our doctors will be with you every step of the way, to help you select the best treatment plan for your individual needs!
We Bill Through Medical Insurance!
Not every dentist's office will bill patients' medical insurance for sleep apnea treatment, but we will! This means you can count on receiving comprehensive sleep apnea screening and treatment from the professionals you know and trust at Cascade Dental Care.
Our office is in-network with most top dental insurance companies! If you have questions about the medical insurance billing process, our team is happy to help. Give our office a call today!
Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Screening Today!
Let our trusted team help you restore your health and quality of sleep! Give Cascade Dental Care a call at our North Spokane or South Hill office to schedule your comprehensive sleep apnea screening today.