Spokane Valley Sleep Apnea Dentist

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Treat sleep apnea to get a better night’s rest

Without a good night’s sleep, it can be hard to feel like yourself. Sleep issues are not rare — in fact, many people deal with sleep problems that affect their quality of life and health alike.

One of the most common sleep issues is sleep apnea, a condition that interrupts your breathing while you sleep. At Spokane Family Smiles, we work with patients to determine the root cause of their sleep apnea and treat it in a way that helps them sleep better and stay healthier.

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea, also known as obstructive sleep apnea, is a condition in which your airway is blocked, causing many sudden “apneas,” or interruptions in breathing. This can be caused by a number of factors, including weak airway muscles, being overweight, or a tongue that’s too large.

While you might not notice the frequent interruptions in sleep, these apneas can actually have a detrimental effect on your health. This can affect your energy level, mental focus, and quality of sleep. If left to fester, sleep apnea can cause more serious health issues, as it increases blood pressure and strain on your heart.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea
  • Restless sleep
  • Snoring
  • Fatigue and loss of energy
  • Headaches
  • Sore throat
  • Frequent sudden waking

An individualized approach to Spokane Valley sleep apnea treatment

“Sleep apnea is a serious condition requiring treatment that focuses on the root cause of your symptoms. The goal is always a treatment that works for your lifestyle, keeps you healthy, and most importantly, delivers uninterrupted sleep.

Sleep apnea treatment at Spokane Family Smiles

What to expect

At your sleep apnea appointment, we’ll talk with you to develop an understanding of what you are experiencing and how it affects your life. From there, we’ll conduct a series of tests to determine the extent of your sleep apnea.

Once we’ve determined that you are experiencing sleep apnea, we’ll present you with your treatment options and empower you to make the best choice for you and your health.

Treatment recommendations you can trust

Dr. Shumway believes that patients are the best judge of whether or not they should move forward with treatment. We’ll always put the decision in your hands, supporting you and explaining expected outcomes, costs, and all other details so you can make the best choice for you and your family.

Stress-Free Treatment

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IV and Oral Sedation

We offer sedation options to ensure a comfortable and positive experience no matter the treatment you receive.

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Treatment Guarantee

We stand behind our work. Quality materials and techniques are key for long lasting restorations. Ask our team about our treatment guarantee.

Common sleep apnea questions

Does health insurance cover sleep apnea treatment?

While your exact coverage will depend on your individual plan, most dental insurance plans cover a portion of sleep apnea treatment.

What are the risks of not treating sleep apnea?

Health risks associated with not treating sleep apnea include:

  • Hypertension
  • Heart failure or heart attacks
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Liver problems


Smile Care Dental Savings Plan

A great option for those without dental insurance! Our dental savings plan is designed to help you and your family save significantly on preventive and restorative services.

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Membership includes cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays, as well as significantly reduced fees for restorative and surgical procedures.

Benefits of membership run for 12 months.

No deductibles, waiting periods, annual maximums, or denial of claims.

We accept most insurance plans

Unsure if we accept your plan? Reach out to our team! We’ll help you determine coverage so you can make the right financial decision for your family. Please note that we do not accept Washington Apple Health.

For those without insurance, we offer several payment options, including CareCredit and our office savings program.


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