Sleep Apnea Dentist Corvallis, OR

Are you tired all the time even though you think you’re getting enough sleep? Does your loud snoring keep your partner awake? Do you wake up during the night gasping for breath? If so, you might be one of the many people who suffer from sleep apnea in Corvallis.

At Timberhill Dental, we can help you overcome sleep apnea and get the restful, rejuvenating sleep you need.

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What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition that causes your breathing to stop while you sleep– often as frequently as 30 times each hour. These brief periods of apnea signal the brain to wake you up to restart your breathing. Sleep apnea experts at our Corvallis office can help assess your risk and plan your treatment.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) results when the soft tissue in the back of the throat collapses, closing off your airway.

Central Sleep Apnea
Central sleep apnea (CSA) is caused by misfiring signals from the brain. Your muscles  aren’t being told to breath.

Complex Sleep Apnea
Complex sleep apnea is a combination with both obstructive and central causes.

 Are You Experiencing…

•  Insomnia
•  Difficulty sleeping through the night
•  Shortness of breath after waking
•  Choking or snorting sounds
•  Morning headaches
•  Drowsiness even during the day
•  Loud snoring
•  Forgetfulness or foggy thinking

Any of these symptoms can be caused by sleep apnea, a potentially serious condition.

At Timberhill Dental in Corvallis, get a free sleep apnea consultation to assess your risk, discuss your symptoms and begin the process of diagnosing sleep apnea. If a health care provider has ruled out sleep apnea and you’re still not sleeping well, we are happy to offer you a complimentary second opinion about some dental concerns that may be disrupting your sleep.

Did You Know?

Sleep apnea is often difficult to diagnose because while you may wake up dozens or even hundreds of times every night, it’s often for only a few seconds at a time. Most people don’t remember waking up at all. They just know they’re tired all day.

But diagnosing and treating sleep apnea is important. Extreme cases of sleep apnea can even be deadly. We can help you understand your risk factors for sleep apnea and work with you to develop a treatment plan that works.

Are You at Risk for Sleep Apnea?

Risk Factors Include:

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Our Approach to Sleep Apnea

Diagnosing and treating sleep apnea may be challenging.

  1. The first step to a cure and healthy, restful sleep is to make an appointment at Timberhill Dental to discuss your symptoms and risk factors.
  2. After we confirm a suspicion of mild sleep apnea, we’ll begin to explore the severity of your condition. In some cases, lifestyle changes like a healthier diet, increased exercise, quitting smoking, or just sleeping on your side might help alleviate the symptoms of mild sleep apnea.
  3. In more advanced cases a referral to your primary care physician will be indicated after which dental treatment alternatives to CPAP therapy may be discussed.

What Our Clients Say

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I dread going to the dentist, but my experience at Timberhill Dental far exceeded my expectations. They were all wonderful to work with and made my appointment as pleasant as possible. Thank you Jackie, Sarah, Tina, Dr. Black, and Sandie. You won me over! I won’t dread coming back.

– Becky Riley Moyes

“Timberhill Dental’s staff are excellent. I was able to come in and shadow the doctor and it was amazing. The staff was incredibly welcoming and everyone was friendly and outgoing. They even spent extra time to explain procedures to me. It was an awesome experience!

– Sydney Laudon

Frequently Asked Questions

How can my dentist help me with sleep apnea?

Dentists are often the first who notice signs of sleep apnea. They can look for symptoms like a red throat, mouth-breathing, and signs of tooth wear due to grinding (bruxism).

If you are experiencing OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), one of our dentists at Timberhill Dental may recommend a custom oral appliance. Wearing this device will prevent your tongue from obstructing your throat, keeping the airway open while you sleep.

If I snore, do I have sleep apnea?

Not necessarily — in general, snoring is normal. However, if you snore loudly every night, we recommend that you make an appointment with one of our dentists to find out if your snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea. Remember: Not everyone who snores has OSA, but most people who have sleep apnea do snore.

How is sleep apnea diagnosed?

Only a medical doctor can officially diagnose OSA. A referral to Sleep Medicine followed by an evaluation of a sleep study will be required in the diagnosis.

What type of oral devices do you use for treating sleep apnea?

OSA is effectively managed with the use of an OSA oral appliance. Ask your sleep doctor if an OSA appliance would be effective for you.

Get In Touch

We can help you get the relaxing, restful, rejuvenating sleep you need to enjoy a long, happy and healthy life.

If you suspect you may be suffering from sleep apnea, call Timberhill Dental at (541) 754-0144


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