Did You Know That a Dentist Can Help Treat Snoring & Sleep Apnea?
Snoring is improved and often eliminated in almost 100 percent of patients who use oral appliances.
Once you have been correctly diagnosed by your medical doctor, your dentist customizes an oral appliance- an effective, non-invasive and reversible treatment.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy involves the selection, fitting and use of a specially designed oral appliance that, when worn during sleep, maintains an opened and unobstructed airway in the throat. Oral appliances that treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea are worn in the mouth, similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouth-guards.
Why should I be concerned about Snoring and Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is the most common sleep disorder, affecting nearly 1 out of every 8 individuals. Snoring is the sound of partially obstructed breathing during sleep. While snoring can be harmless, it can also be the sign of a more serious medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). OSA occurs when the tongue and soft tissues fall back into the throat during sleep, completely blocking the airway. Obstructive sleep apnea has been linked to cardiovascular problems as well as daytime sleepiness.