Do you treat snoring?
At Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, we create custom snore guards to reduce or eliminate snoring. If you snore regularly or severely, you should check in with your doctor to rule out a potentially dangerous condition known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Not all snoring means that you have OSA, but having it checked could save your life.
Steps To Take
For accurate diagnosis of OSA, you will need to talk to your physician and receive a referral to an accredited sleep clinic.
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you stop breathing in your sleep – sometimes hundreds of times per night. With each interruption, you wake up, even if you are not consciously aware of it, because your brain signals disrupted breath.
Constant disruptions in your oxygen flow and sleep patterns can lead to a number of serious health problems such as heart attacks, high blood pressure, depression, mood swings, fatigue, obesity, and even early death.
The Dangers of Not Getting Treated
Because you are not getting the restful sleep you need, you may even fall asleep during the day or while you are driving, putting yourself and others at risk.
For treatment of snoring and OSA, we create custom appliances that gently move your lower jaw forward to open your airway. Many patients report feeling well rested and alert after use and their partners appreciate the silence! Contact us if you have any more questions!