Dental Treatments for Snoring and Sleep Apnea

Categories: Sleep Apnea, Snoring

Indications for Dental Fixture Therapy

Proprietary oral therapy is the first choice for people with snoring and sleep apnea who choose braces over CPAP. This dental treatment is recommended for those who do not respond well to CPAP. Dental appliances are prescribed for:

  • Snoring
  • Poor tolerance to CPAP
  • For use when traveling
  • Failure of surgery to rectify the problem

Pros and Cons:

This technique is effective in reducing mild to moderate apnea conditions. The package is useful for people who sleep or sleep on the back, which makes it the worst situation for allowing the air to run constantly. It improves oral health and sleep quality.

However, dental appliances can also cause side effects, including jaw stiffness, sore gums, dry mouth, and noise in the joints.

Other Effective Dental Procedures

Rapid Maxillary Expansion

Maxillary expansion increases the tooth space and mouth height to balance the width of the jaw. A narrow neck can block the airway. A palatal extension can allow air to flow through the nasal cavity, making it easier to breathe through the nose. The expander is attached to the upper back teeth. It consists of a screw in the middle that must be turned every day to separate the two palatine bones. The procedure is non-surgical and relieves nasal pressure.

Pillar Procedure

The column method is a simple and effective way to help you stop snoring. It also helps people with mild and minor sleep apnea. Three or six woven polyester fibers are inserted into the palate, which eventually strengthens the soft palate. A hard tip vibrates less compared to a soft tip. Since the tissue is not removed during the procedure, pain and discomfort are minimal. It takes up to three months to benefit from it. Only a trained and qualified doctor can decide if this is the right treatment for you.


A common option is to remove extra tissue in the throat that is blocking the airway. Surgery involves surgery on the palate, uvula, tonsils, tongue, or upper and lower jaw. Side effects of surgery include pain, bleeding, swelling for several days, and swelling of the throat.

Dr. Montz, Dr. Maher, or Dr. Dunwody at Houston Sleep Solutions South will be able to help you determine if sleep apnea treatment is right for you. Contact us now.

Locations (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2443 S Galveston Ave
Pearland, Texas 77581

Pearland Phone: 281-485-4829

1769 S. Friendswood Dr. Ste 107
Friendswood, TX 77546
Friendswood Phone: 281-482-1275