Sleep Apnea Treatment in Spokane Valley, WA

Do you suspect you may have sleep apnea? You can get the relief you need from your trusted Spokane Valley dentist, right here at Hymas Family Dental!

Did you know that it is considered normal to stop breathing up to 5 times/hour while you sleep? However, If you stop breathing over 5 times/hour, you may have what is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).

What is Sleep Apnea?

woman keeping her husband up at night due to sleep apneaOSA is a chronic sleep disorder that causes people to momentarily stop breathing several times throughout their sleep cycle. Indications of this condition may include chronic fatigue, snoring, and hypertension. Some of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea include:

  • Heavy Snoring
  • Dry Throat
  • Loss of Breath While Sleeping
  • Struggling To Breathe While Sleeping
  • Constant Fatigue And Lack Of Energy
  • Weight Gain
  • Depression
  • Mood Swings & Irritability

In its early stages, OSA may not cause visible symptoms. Even still, prompt and effective treatment is critical to prevent worsening symptoms or the risk of additional health implications.

Sleep Apnea and Dentistry

Many early signs and symptoms of OSA manifest themselves in your teeth and oral cavity. Sleep Apnea can be a major contributing factor in gum recession, periodontal disease, and inflammation. Your dental team at Hymas Family Dental are highly skilled in screening the airways for sleep apnea.

Our Spokane Valley dental facility offers the latest technology, called ECCOVISION, that uses sound waves to map both your nasal and oral airways. 90% of those suffering from OSA don’t even know it — using top technologies, Hymas Family Dental can help!

What are the Risks of Sleep Apnea?

Hymas Family Dental is committed to providing comprehensive dental care, and supporting our patients' best overall health. We offer screenings and treatment for sleep apnea to help our patients avoid the health problems that can arise from untreated Obstructive Sleep Apnea, including stroke, high blood pressure, headaches, diabetes, depression, mood swings, heart failure, worsening ADHD, excessive tooth wear, fatigue, increased inflammation, and an overall lack of well-being.

We Bill Through Medical Insurance

man awake at night due to his wife's sleep apneaMany dentists do not bill through patients' medical insurance for sleep apnea treatment, but we do! This means that you can receive a thorough screening from the dentist you know and trust, without needing to seek out an outside specialist. 

If you have questions about the medical insurance billing process, please call today to speak with our patient coordinator! 

Learn More About Sleep Apnea Treatment with Hymas Family Dental

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder, caused by the impaired or cessation of breathing during sleep. Using top technologies, our skilled team can help you determine if you are a candidate for sleep apnea treatment. To help you maintain your best health and quality of life, call Hymas Family Dental for a sleep apnea screening today!

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