Learn About our Effective Snore Therapy

Learn About our Effective Snore Therapy

Not all snorers have sleep apnea, a potentially dangerous sleep disorder, but snoring accompanies the most common type of the condition. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when soft tissues in the throat relax and collapse, blocking your airways as you sleep and forcing your brain to wake you. This can happen dozens of times through the night, even if you don’t remember waking to restart your breathing.

Serious cases of sleep apnea may require extensive sleep testing and expensive kinds of apparatus to keep breathing uninterrupted. However, if you’ve been diagnosed with minor or moderate obstructive sleep apnea, you may be referred to an unlikely place — the team at The Dental Studio.

What your snoring reveals

Snoring can be a nuisance, disturbing the sleep of others within earshot, and if you’re not suffering from sleep apnea, that may be the extent of it. However, if you have obstructive sleep apnea, you may be on a path of medical peril, with effects and complications that accumulate and worsen as time passes.

Your snoring is likely progressing to obstructive sleep apnea if any of the following happen to you:

Your risk of sleep apnea

If you’re a snorer, your risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea climbs if you have one or more of the following factors:

How your dentist can help

If you have sleep apnea, or even if you don’t but your snoring disturbs others, it may be time to talk to your provider at The Dental Studio. As sleep apnea specialists, the team at The Dental Studio can help you manage your snoring or sleep apnea condition. Certain lifestyle changes can help, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or adjusting alcohol intake, and beyond this, there are oral and dental appliances that can help keep your airways open as you sleep.

A mandibular advancement device is perhaps the most common dental appliance used to treat snoring. Resembling a sports mouthguard, the device is custom-fit to your mouth. The alignment of the appliance eases your lower jaw forward and down, which in turn moves some of the soft tissue of your throat forward and down, introducing greater separation from tissue at the top of your throat.

Since snoring occurs when these tissues vibrate together in resonance with your breathing, the increased space stops these vibrations and opens your throat for easy passage of air. As well as the mandibular advancement device, tongue re-trainers may be effective when collapse of the tongue causes the problem.

There are other dental approaches to treat snoring as well, so call The Dental Studio or click to arrange an appointment at one of our convenient locations. You’ll soon be sleeping soundly — and quietly — through the night.

You Might Also Enjoy...

A Beginner's Guide to Veneers: Benefits and FAQ

Do you cover your smile to hide discolored, chipped, or uneven teeth, or do you feel self-conscious about laughing and talking with people? Dental veneers may be the solution for fixing your smile and restoring your confidence.

What to Expect When You're Getting a Dental Implant

Getting a dental implant can seem overwhelming, and you may wonder exactly what to expect. This procedure involves a few steps, and we have options to ensure a comfortable experience. Spend some time reading about the process before your surgery.

Don't Wait! Repair Damaged Teeth With Same-Day Crowns

If you need a dental crown, you don’t have to wait weeks for a lab to make one. Now, get your crown in one appointment with our same-day crowns. Take a moment to find out more about this service and learn if it’s right for you.

Are You a Candidate for Same-Day Crowns?

If you struggle with a damaged or decaying tooth and need a dental crown, there’s good news! With same-day crown technology, you can get your smile back without waiting weeks for a lab-created prosthetic. Keep reading to learn if you’re a candidate.

Forget the Temps: We Offer Same-Day Dental Crowns

Getting a dental crown used to involve many steps — including the placement of a temporary prosthetic while you wait for your permanent crown to be made. Now you can get your crown faster with same-day dental crowns. Here’s what you need to know.