Treating Snoring at the Dental Office

Treating Snoring at the Dental Office 2017-06-14T09:57:40+00:00

Snoring and Treatment for Snoring

Nearly everyone, at some point, will snore while sleeping. In many cases snoring is harmless, and at worst, an annoyance to your bed partner. However, snoring can also be a symptom of a more serious sleep disorder known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Snoring occurs as you breathe in air and your upper airway becomes partially blocked, typically by soft tissue. This soft tissue vibrates as the flow of air passes, generating the noise you hear.

Dental Treatment for Snoring:

To make a snoring appliance, we must first determine if your snoring is a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea with a sleep study. If Sleep Apnea is not diagnosed, meaning your snoring is not a symptom of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, then we can proceed and make an appliance that gently opens the airway, thereby reducing or eliminating snoring.

Call today to schedule a complimentary Snoring/Sleep Apnea screening appointment.