Sleep Apnea Treatment – Tukwila, WA

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Some people find themselves experiencing problems like:

  • High blood pressure
  • Stress
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Depression
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Sleep apnea and sleep disordered breathing can have a tremendous impact on a person’s quality of life. Not only that, but snoring can affect family members and sleep partners that are in or around the same room. Battling sleep apnea can cause the immune system to be suppressed, making it more difficult to stay healthy, which is one reason why sleep apnea treatment in Tukwila, WA is so important.

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    What Is Sleep Apnea?

    Sleep apnea – a condition in which your breathing stops and restarts many times while sleeping – can prevent your body from not getting enough oxygen. Oftentimes, sleep apnea causes repeated cessations in breathing during sleep, causing your breathing to stop and start again in mind to serve sleep events. While occurring when the tongue and soft tissue blocks the upper airway and halt airflow to the lungs, sleep apnea can decrease oxygen levels, making the brain respond by waking the sleeper to resume airflow. These events can have serious and life-threatening consequences, some that can be long-term. If you feel you’re experiencing sleep apnea symptoms, Dr. Lance Timmerman here in Seattle, WA has customized treatments for you.

    Many of Our Patients See Results on the Very First Day

    How does it work? Our sleep apnea mouthpieces help guide the jaws and oral tissues into a relationship that naturally opens the airway and prevents blockage at the back of the throat. This is similar to the method used during rescue breathing. When the guard is worn, it prevents blockage of the airway so that you’ll continue breathing even when you lay down and go to sleep. Some patients receive such great results that they can eliminate the need for external equipment like a CPAP machine.
    All that you need to get started is an impression of your teeth. Within a few weeks, Dr. Timmerman will have your sleep apnea mouthguard designed for a custom fit that provides instant results and stays comfortably in place all night long. Patients wear their mouthguard to sleep each night, helping them to get the quality rest they deserve.
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    Why Choose South Seattle Smiles for Sleep Apnea Treatment?

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    More Than A Loss Of Sleep

    Sleep is such a vital ingredient to proper health and gives your body an opportunity to recuperate from stress and other detrimental effects of the day. However, just because you’re getting sleep doesn’t mean you’re getting quality sleep. If you find yourself suffering from sleep apnea, it goes deeper than snoring and disrupted sleep.
    The effects of this dangerous condition often cause noticeable problems with your sleep and day-to-day life:
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    Sleep Apnea Treatment FAQs

    Uncover essential information about sleep apnea treatment with our comprehensive Sleep Apnea Treatment FAQs. Learn about the symptoms, available treatment options, and the benefits of seeking treatment for this common sleep disorder. Trust South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA for effective sleep apnea solutions.
    Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. It can lead to poor sleep quality and potentially serious health issues if left untreated. At South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA, we offer effective sleep apnea treatment options to help you achieve restful and rejuvenating sleep.
    Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, irritability, difficulty concentrating, and frequent awakenings during the night. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to consult our experienced dental team for a proper diagnosis and customized treatment plan.
    Diagnosing sleep apnea involves a comprehensive evaluation by a sleep specialist. They may recommend a sleep study, either in a sleep clinic or using a home sleep testing device. These tests monitor your breathing patterns, heart rate, and other factors during sleep to determine the presence and severity of sleep apnea.
    We offer various treatment options for sleep apnea, including oral appliances, such as mandibular advancement devices (MADs) and tongue-retaining devices (TRDs). These custom-fit appliances help keep your airway open during sleep, reducing the frequency and severity of apnea episodes. Our dental team will assess your condition and recommend the most suitable treatment option for you.
    Yes, oral appliances have proven to be highly effective in treating mild to moderate sleep apnea cases. These devices are comfortable, easy to use, and portable. Our dental team will ensure a proper fit and provide you with instructions on how to use and care for your oral appliance for optimal results.
    While oral appliances may not be the first-line treatment for severe sleep apnea, they can still be considered as part of a combination therapy or for patients who cannot tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Our dental team will work closely with your sleep specialist to determine the best treatment approach for your specific condition.
    Surgery is typically reserved for severe cases of sleep apnea that have not responded to other treatment options. At South Seattle Smiles, we focus on non-invasive and effective treatment methods, such as oral appliances, that can alleviate sleep apnea symptoms without the need for surgery.
    Insurance coverage for sleep apnea treatment varies depending on your specific insurance plan. Our knowledgeable team will assist you in navigating the insurance process and provide any necessary documentation to help you maximize your insurance benefits.
    Yes, treating sleep apnea can have significant benefits for your overall health and well-being. By improving your sleep quality and ensuring proper oxygen flow, sleep apnea treatment can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems, daytime fatigue, and other related health issues.
    To begin your sleep apnea treatment journey at South Seattle Smiles, simply contact our office by calling (phone number) to schedule a consultation. Our experienced dental team will evaluate your condition, discuss treatment options, and develop a personalized plan to help you achieve better sleep and improved quality of life.
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    Get to Know Lance Timmerman, DMD, PS

    Born and raised in Kirkland, Dr. Timmerman believes that a true dentist is also an artist, and he even displays works of art in our dental office (including a sculpture he made with his own hands) to demonstrate his aesthetic-minded eye.

    Seeing people smile brighter after their appointments is always a joy, which is why his dental office is open to new patients and families who are ready to achieve the dental health and happiness they deserve. If you’d like to learn more about him, just keep reading below.

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    Tim Ricks
    1 month ago
    Dr Timmerman is a real pro. He is a gifted crafter of smiles . All on 6 in my case. For years i havent publicly smiled at anyone. My natural teeth had reached the end. Enter Seattle Smiles to give me a solution that restored confidence in myself to present my true self to the world again. The consultation was thorough and very educational to me. Its tough to hear you cant keep your natural teeth anymore but Dr Timmerman did great explaining my options and being honest about the consequences for my oral and general health. I trusted the Dr completely and he did a terrific job on my all on 6 (upper and lower) restoration. Prep and Surgery was well prepared and almost completely painless . Its amazing from the quality of the work performed to the underlying advanced tech to the craftsmenship of my new smile and the great support of Holly to help me explore potential coverage under my health insurance. 1st class staff, top notch Dentist and full support of this journey. On to healing and getting final set late this summer. Very pleased with the results. My wife says she doesnt want me to go out in public because “I look too good”. Thanks Dr Timmerman and staff, you changed my life .
    Kalena Mina
    2 months ago
    Dr. Timmerman is exceptionally skilled and friendly. He exhibits a gentle touch when working on your teeth. His staff is also very welcoming. I once witnessed Dr. Timmerman performing an emergency tooth repair for someone I knew, and he did an excellent job. I wouldn’t consider going to anyone else. My trust in Dr. Timmerman is unwavering at 100%. When it comes to cosmetic dental work, Dr. Timmerman is, without a doubt, the best!
    Lorri Kurth
    10 months ago
    I use Dr.Timmerman for Botox and I’m happy with my results. They were able to get me in the same day. Thank you!!
    Mai Trinh
    1 year ago
    Dr. Timmerman took good care of his clients,he’s professional ,friendly,he’s always use the new technology …Thank you very much Dr.Timmerman and all staffs what you have done for me.
    Cherie Lang
    1 year ago
    Lance and staff do great work. Lance is a very talented dentist. Gail cleaned my teeth today and she’s a soothing soul. Nice to have someone like that in a dental office😉
    Andrew Waters
    2 years ago
    I have lived in the south Seattle area for 10 years and this is by far the best Dental office I have found in the area. Fast, efficient, and pleasant service. Exceptionally skilled and experienced staff. The dental work I have had done at this office is, hands down, the best quality I have ever had done (and I have had a lot done) Exceptional. Highly recommended.
    margaret english
    2 years ago
    If you have embarrassment or fears concerning your teeth /mouth condition this is the place to come. Very professional! They put you immediately at ease. My teeth are in horrible condition. It was difficult for me to even make the apt as I’m so embarrassed to even open my mouth. From the receptionist to the doctor I was treated as if I was the only patient they had that day. They even helped me get financing! Make the call today you won’t be sorry.
    Pam Hendrickson
    2 years ago
    Best dentist ever! I’ve been seeing Dr. Timmerman for over 20 years and he has done some really great work keeping my teeth looking and feeling good each and every year! My last visit was for teeth cleaning and the hygienist did a great job. They sparkle now and feel great.

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