Snoring or sleep apnea? Don’t forget to tell your dentist.

//Snoring or sleep apnea? Don’t forget to tell your dentist.

Snoring or sleep apnea? Don’t forget to tell your dentist.

If you or someone in your family snores or has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, a solution may be as simple as a visit to the dentist.

Mild to moderate sleep apnea goes undiagnosed for many sufferers. Snoring is a sleep apnea symptom, and whether or not your physician has made a diagnoses, you may want to discuss trying an appliance to fix your snoring problem with your dentist.

Your dentist can customize a comfortable oral appliance designed to help keep your airway open while you sleep. These appliances are now frequently recommended for people looking to fix a snoring problem or who have mild-moderate sleep apnea. They are also used in conjunction with other assistive breathing devices in more severe cases.

snore_guardTwo kinds of oral appliances: One style of appliance moves the jaw forward, while another helps control the tongue.

In severe cases, your dentist or physician may recommend a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) device or surgery. For those who can not adjust to the CPAP, an appliance may still be a good alternative for improving airflow during sleep.

At Viva Dental Studio, we have experience with patients who have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. So why spend another night snoring when a solution could just be as simple as a phone call to us here at Viva Dental Studio? Call us now for a free consultation.

By |2016-10-14T09:45:43+00:00June 15th, 2015|Dental Technology|1 Comment

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  1. Nick Mallory September 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    I agree that you should always tell your dentist if you’re experiencing sleep apnea symptoms. I didn’t know that machines weren’t the only option for those who have it; the oral appliances sound interesting. Everyone that I know who has apnea uses machines to treat it.

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