Snoring can sometimes be caused by soft tissue collapsing at the back of the throat. In cases like this, the snoring is actually a symptom of.
What snoring and sleep apnea devices do is move your jaw forward so you can breathe comfortably while you sleep.
Our dentists will be able to create a sleep apnea mouth guard to stop snoring and episodes where you stop breathing.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
Diagnosing sleep apnea can be tough, as many of the symptoms can also apply to other conditions.
Some of the most common sleep apnea symptoms include:
- Loud snoring
- Episodes where you stop breathing during sleep
- Headaches upon waking
- Sore throat or dry mouth upon waking
- Extreme sleepiness during the day
- Difficulty paying attention
If you recognize any of the signs of sleep apnea (in you or a partner) call our office as soon as possible. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can stop a person from breathing up to hundreds of times a night. Our dentists can see if our treatment options are right for you.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Not only doesdisrupt sleep, but it can deprive your body of oxygen. In fact, many people wake up after a sleep apnea episode gasping for air. However, they go back to sleep so quickly afterward that they have no memory of it.
Our dentists create a comfortable oral device that will help you get a good night’s rest. By keeping your jaw in an optimal position while you sleep, the device will ensure that your airway remains open so you can sleep through the night.
Request an Appointment With Us
Do you still have questions about snoring and sleep apnea? We’ll discuss your options for sleep apnea treatment at your next dental exam. That way, you’ll be able to make the best choice for your overall health. To schedule your appointment with one of our dentists in Novi, MI, give our office a call at (248) 347-3700.