Many people may make some noise when they sleep, but a habit of snoring can be disruptive to your partner, and cause you feelings of embarrassment. You might not realize it, but snoring problems may be something your dentist can help you solve. By providing you with a custom snore guard, your dentist can keep your airways clear throughout the night. By targeting the disruption caused by that partial airway blockage, your snore guard will keep your breathing quiet. What you should know is that snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea. If you have this condition, it can put your health in real jeopardy. While a snore guard can help with cases of obstructive sleep apnea, an alternative approach to care may be needed if you suffer from central sleep apnea.
Is Your Snoring A Symptom Of Sleep Apnea?
Snoring sounds are produced when soft tissues partially block your airways. In cases where a person suffers obstructive sleep apnea, that obstruction can lead to a prolonged blockage that interferes with your breathing until you have to “wake up” and clear it. Your snore guard is designed so that it keeps your airways open through the night by repositioning your jaw. This can help with obstructive sleep apnea, but central sleep apnea is caused by different issues, and can require different treatment.
Other Nighttime Guards That Can Help You Rest Easy
Your dentist can be a surprising ally in your fight to enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep. You can address issues with nighttime teeth grinding by receiving a special oral appliance. An insert can also be used to correct problems with TMJ dysfunction (TMD). These are issues your dentist can identify during routine dental exams.
Talk To Allen Family Dental About Receiving A Snore Guard
At Allen Family Dental, patients who need to address a snoring problem can enjoy relief from a snore guard. Our practice is committed to helping you with a range of oral health issues – that means treatment for problems with tooth decay, but there are many more situations where we can offer support! To arrange a consultation with Dr. Torrens-Parker or Dr. Lizardi, call Allen Family Dental in Allen, TX, today at (469) 342-6644. Located in Allen, we also proudly welcome patients from Frisco, Plano, McKinney, Fairview, and all surrounding areas.