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Dental Sleep Medicine in Seattle, WA


Treatments for Sleep Apnea and Snoring in the Northwest

At the Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center in Seattle, WA, we treat patients from all walks of life. While it's true that snoring is often an indication of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you may be a snorer and not compromised by OSA. It's important that you learn whether you have any health risk—and how an oral airway dilator can enable you to eliminate the social stigma of snoring.

For patients who live in and around the Seattle area, snoring management is much easier, more cost and time effective, and very discreet at our Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center. If snoring is compromising your social relationships and puts you in embarrassing situations, the last thing you need to worry about is complex and costly treatments. That is why we take our patients seriously when they relay their fears of falling asleep in buses, autos, airplanes, and when traveling with groups. Chronic, loud snoring has even ended very personal, intimate relationships. We know that treating the problem succinctly is top priority for our patients and we work very hard to ensure your comfort and social confidence are restored.

The dramatic and emotional stories we hear from patients who have successfully treated their snoring are akin to stories we hear about major weight loss, or other huge, positive lifestyle changes.

Newly-designed oral appliances (OA) are very user-friendly and can simultaneously solve the snoring and airway problems for mild-to-moderate sleep apnea sufferers whose airway architecture, dentition, and health history are favorable for the device. For people with severe sleep apnea oral appliance therapy is now seen as the best choice for people who are unable or unwilling to use CPAP. OAs are now more adaptable for individual situations and temporary devices are more durable than ever.

Obstructive sleep apnea has been directly connected to serious and sometimes fatal medical conditions that were once associated with other causes. Determining whether a snorer has some level of OSA traditionally involved a complex, time consuming, and costly overnight procedure in a hospital-like setting. That protocol still remains the most comprehensive way to determine the cause and associated health risks of OSA but is reserved for the very mild or medically complex. Today, 80 percent of people can benefit from new simpler screening tools and more user-friendly solutions. This method of testing is favorable for patients who snore with no other existing co-conditions or comorbidities and can be done at home. The complicated barriers to eliminate snoring and related undesirable symptoms are now gone. Screening for health risk and oral appliance benefit is simple, convenient, non-invasive, non-surgical, and very compatible with an active lifestyle.

In Seattle, WA, the Snoring & Sleep Apnea Center specifically treats patients with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. For patients in Seattle, Tacoma, Everett, Redmond and Alaska who need treatment for sleep apnea or chronic snoring, please contact us. If you're a doctor who wishes to refer a patient, please use our referral form.