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?
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.
- Restless sleep
- Fatigue and loss of energy
- 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.
Dr. Shumway is the best dentist I have been to in my 67 year old life. I feel very comfortable being in his care and I am deathly afraid of dentists.
This was an outstanding experience and I could not have left happier. Excellent service. Would recommend them to friends, family, and anyone looking for a dentist.
These guys are awesome! They took good care of me and made sure I was comfortable the whole time. I will be coming back!
Dr. Shumway and his staff are fantastic! They really go the extra mile to make sure you are getting all your dental needs and to make sure you are comfortable.
More knowledgeable, helpful, and honest than any other dentist I’ve been to. I will be recommending Dr. Shumway at Spokane Family Smiles to anyone who asks.
I cracked an old filling and it was loose. Dr Shumway was able to get me in at the beginning of the next week. Employees are always friendly and helpful. I highly recommend them.
Very grateful to have Dr. Shumway as my dentist. Friendly staff and a great experience every time.
Spokane Family Smiles is an excellent dental experience! The staff is so friendly and always remembers my name and family. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
You know you are part of the family from the first appointment. Dr. Shumway and his staff will continue to be the place for me and my family for the foreseeable future.
The entire staff is wonderful. I was amazed at how comfortable they made me feel! I would highly recommend them to anyone, especially someone who is fearful of dental work.
When it comes to making dreams come true with your teeth, they are the Walt Disney of Dentistry. Choosing Spokane Family Smiles will be the best decision you can make for your mouth.
By far the best dentist I have experienced. He makes sure you’re always comfortable and explains what he is doing every step of the way.
The whole staff is very nice. Dr. Shumway always makes sure you’re comfortable and is really good at explaining what he is doing.
Absolutely one of the best dentist offices I have been to. The appointment went smoothly and I was kept well informed of what was going on and if there were any issues.
Always a pleasure to visit. Very friendly, warm, and inviting. Very pleased with the dentist and the staff there. They keep me in tip top shape when it comes to my teeth.
I contacted Dr. Shumway on a Saturday and he returned my call personally. He offered to see me in one hour even though his offices were closed. This is ‘above and beyond’ patient care.
IV and Oral Sedation
We offer sedation options to ensure a comfortable and positive experience no matter the treatment you receive.
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:
- Heart failure or heart attacks
- 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.
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.