Snoring Problems Treatments – Tukwila, WA

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  • Minimize the Risk of Health Issues Associated with Chronic Snoring
  • Snoring is more than just a nuisance, it’s a disruptive influence on your life. Partners of snorers lose more than an hour of sleep every night, resulting in arguments and tension. Many partners of snorers seek refuge in another bedroom–or even another house.

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    Snoring Causes

    On the Sleep Problems page, we described how a narrowing of your airway causes snoring. This narrowing of the airway can be worsened by many conditions, including:
    However, it may also be due primarily to your anatomy, including the width of your airway, turbinates (structures in your nose), your uvula, tongue, palate, and other structures.
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    Is It Sleep Apnea?

    One of the most important reasons to talk to your doctor or dentist about your snoring is that it may be a sign of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially deadly condition in which your airway doesn’t just narrow, it closes.
    Sleep apnea can lead to consequences like heart failure, stroke, anesthesia complications, and even dangerous car accidents.

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    Snoring Treatment

    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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    Snoring Problems FAQs

    Explore our Snoring Problems FAQs to find answers to common questions about snoring and its potential solutions. Learn about the causes of snoring, its impact on sleep quality, and effective treatments available at South Seattle Smiles in Tukwila, WA. Find relief from snoring and improve your sleep today.
    Snoring is often caused by the narrowing of the airway during sleep, leading to vibration of the tissues in the throat. This can occur due to various factors, including obesity, nasal congestion, alcohol consumption, smoking, and certain sleep positions. Identifying the underlying cause of snoring is crucial in determining the most appropriate treatment approach.
    Snoring is often caused by the narrowing of the airway during sleep, leading to vibration of the tissues in the throat. This can occur due to various factors, including obesity, nasal congestion, alcohol consumption, smoking, and certain sleep positions. Identifying the underlying cause of snoring is crucial in determining the most appropriate treatment approach.
    Snoring can significantly impact both your sleep quality and overall health. It can lead to daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, irritability, and decreased productivity. In addition, snoring can strain relationships with bed partners or roommates. Furthermore, if snoring is associated with sleep apnea, it can increase the risk of more serious health issues, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.
    Yes, certain lifestyle modifications may help reduce snoring. Maintaining a healthy weight, avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bedtime, sleeping on your side instead of your back, and keeping your nasal passages clear can all contribute to minimizing snoring. However, if snoring persists despite these measures, it is recommended to consult with our dental professionals at South Seattle Smiles for further evaluation and personalized treatment options.
    At South Seattle Smiles, we offer oral appliance therapy as a non-invasive and effective treatment option for snoring problems. Custom-fitted oral appliances are designed to reposition the jaw and tongue, keeping the airway open during sleep and reducing snoring. These appliances are comfortable to wear, easy to maintain, and provide an alternative for those who are unable to tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines.
    To determine if an oral appliance is suitable for your snoring problem, our dental professionals will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health and sleep patterns. We will assess factors such as the severity of your snoring, the presence of sleep apnea, and any underlying dental or jaw issues. Based on this assessment, we will recommend the most appropriate treatment approach tailored to your specific needs.
    Yes, oral appliances have been proven to be effective in reducing snoring for many individuals. These custom-made devices are designed to fit comfortably and securely in your mouth, promoting proper airway alignment and reducing the vibrations that cause snoring. Our dental team will work closely with you to ensure the proper fit and effectiveness of the oral appliance, providing you with a more peaceful night’s sleep.
    The time it takes to see noticeable results with an oral appliance can vary depending on various factors, including the severity of your snoring and your adherence to wearing the device. Some individuals experience immediate improvement in their snoring, while others may require a short adjustment period. Our dental professionals will monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to the appliance to ensure optimal results.
    Oral appliances can be an effective treatment option for snoring problems in children and teenagers, especially if the underlying cause is related to the positioning of the jaw or tongue during sleep. However, it is important to consult with our dental professionals at South Seattle Smiles for a thorough evaluation to determine the appropriate treatment approach based on the individual’s age, growth, and specific needs.
    Insurance coverage for oral appliance therapy varies depending on your specific insurance plan. Some insurance companies may provide coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, which includes the use of oral appliances. Our team at South Seattle Smiles will work with you to maximize your insurance benefits and provide guidance on the financial aspects of your snoring treatment. We can also discuss alternative payment options and financing plans if needed.
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    2 months ago
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    1 year ago
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    Cherie Lang
    1 year ago
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    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.
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    2 years ago
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