Has your significant other started snoring so loudly that you, yourself, cannot stay asleep? It can be annoying trying to deal with a loud snorer, but it can be even more troubling for your loved one that is doing the snoring. That is because loud snoring can often be a symptom of sleep apnea, a condition marked by airways closing as one sleeps, cutting off the oxygen supply to the brain. Even though these blockages are often very brief, and resolve themselves, over time it can drastically reduce one’s sense of rest, and lead to many health complications. So if you have noticed a loved one’s snoring becoming increasingly loud or frequent, it’s time to talk with a dentist about how a surprisingly simple treatment might be able to help.
There Is Minimally Invasive Treatment That Could Help
While Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machines (CPAP for short), have become popular forms of treatment for sleep apnea in recent years, many patients are unhappy with the obtrusiveness of the machines. Fortunately, there is a less invasive option for treating sleep apnea, that many dentists are able to provide.
Your Dentist May Be Able to Help Offer Relief
A custom-made oral appliance, similar to a mouthguard worn during orthodontic treatment or as protection during athletic events, can help prevent sleep apnea by helping to keep the airway clear. This is done by helping to keep the jaw in a comfortable position, and one which allows air to flow freely.
In addition to the health benefits, an oral appliance could also help prevent or reduce snoring.
About Your Spring, TX, Sleep Experts:
At Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry, located in Spring, TX, we proudly deliver modern, quality dental care in a welcoming, comfortable environment to patients and families throughout the community. We also offer customized, expert sleep solutions to help you alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms. Though we are located in Spring, we also welcome patients from Houston, The Woodlands, Tomball, Cypress, and all surrounding communities. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, call Stephens and Gatewood Dentistry today at 281-320-2000. Se Habla Espanol!