Millions of people around the world snore, and snoring cessation and prevention is definitely something our Charleston, SC dentists treat and regularly manage with excellent results!
Snoring can be a potentially serious problem linked to sleep apnea, which is a condition that causes sleepers to stop breathing for short periods during the night. In our dental office, we diagnose, treat, and refer sleep apnea patients all the time.
Sleep apnea symptoms include:
- Feeling tired the next day
- Daytime irritability
- Trouble concentrating
- Dry mouth
- Dental issues from possible teeth grinding
Dentists, during an oral exam, can often spot the telltale signs of sleep apnea—irritated throat or worn down teeth—and treat accordingly.
However, just because you snore does not mean you have sleep apnea, but if you do have this condition, treatment is crucial because it can lead to high blood pressure and heart issues.
Snoring Treatment Options from Your Dentist
At James Island Dental Associates, we utilize devices that help open your airway to decrease the likelihood of snoring. These devices work by moving the jaw slightly forward. This helps keep your tongue away from the back of your throat, which is a snoring trigger.
Our devices are comfortable and easy to use. They consist of upper and lower mouth trays attached by soft elastics and are made in a top dental lab after impressions have been taken of your mouth. These custom trays fit snugly and comfortably because they are unique to the shape and contours of your mouth. Our devices are also fully adjustable for optimal snoring cessation and maximum comfort.
If you or a loved one experience regular snoring or if you’ve noticed tooth wear or dental pain following sleep, make an appointment with James Island Dental Associates today. Our patients love our snoring cessation and prevention devices!