Treat Snoring & Sleep Apnea in Shoreline, WA - Dr. Steven M. Stanley
Something as simple as snoring can be incredibly disruptive to every member of your household, but it also has a negative effect on your health. Those who snore frequently often get poor quality sleep which leads to fatigue throughout the day. And for those patients with sleep apnea, the problem gets more serious. Sleep apnea sufferers are at an elevated risk for heart problems, obesity, and falling asleep during their daily activities.
Both snoring and sleep apnea require medical attention to prevent serious health risks. Our Shoreline, WA dental office provides effective and convenient care for sleep apnea and snoring.
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How a Snoreguard Treats Snoring and Sleep Apnea
A snore guard is capable of helping you breathe easier by gently pulling your lower jaw slightly forward which prevents the airway collapse that causes snoring and sleep apnea. For patients who suspect they may have sleep apnea, the first step in treatment is to visit your physician to have your diagnosis confirmed through sleep tests. While a CPAP machine is considered the standard of care for many sleep apnea patients, it is a bulky and uncomfortable piece of equipment that patients often have a hard time adjusting to.
Snore guards are oral appliances that resemble retainers. They are portable, light, and easy to get used to while sleeping. Dr. Stanley is happy to offer Shoreline, WA patients a comfortable alternative to the CPAP machine traditionally used by physicians.
Creating your Sleep Apnea Snoreguard
Oral appliance therapy utilizes a two-part device (with a top and bottom component) that is attached with a simple hook and bar. The appliance holds your jaw in the appropriate position to facilitate easy breathing.
Dr. Stanley takes impressions of your upper and lower jaw arches and a bite registration so that your night guard can be custom-made to fit comfortably. After the night guard has been fabricated at a local dental lab you will return to our office where Dr. Stanley can make any necessary adjustments and explain how to properly use the appliance.
Sleep Apnea Therapy You Can Trust
Our Shoreline, WA dentist, Dr. Stanley is certified in snoring and sleep apnea treatment has helped many patients with these conditions enjoy improved wellness and quality of life. For patients who are loud snorers, you can visit our office directly for care. Sleep apnea patients should first visit their physician for a confirmed diagnosis and can then see Dr. Stanley for oral appliance therapy. Our goal is to provide you with relief from your sleep apnea symptoms and to improve your quality of sleep.
For more information about sleep apnea treatment, or to schedule your consultation, call our dental office to speak to a member of our team.