Snoring can be more than just noise, it can often be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is when the jaw, tongue or even simply the weight of the neck results in your airway becoming shut off. When this happens, the patient may actually stop breathing occasionally throughout the night and if left untreated can lead to very serious health implications.
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Dry mouth or throat
Loud breathing during sleep
How we can help you
If you encounter any of the symptoms above, let us know, we can begin a treatment plan with discussion of your concerns and an evaluation. We are lucky to have a sleep specialist located right here in our building so, if sleep apnea is the diagnosis we can refer you and an evaluation of sleep patterns and airway can be conducted right away. Sleep apnea or snoring can be treated with several dental appliances, for example CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure), in the most serious cases, surgery may be required. If you have concerns, come see us and we will walk you through your options and help you choose the best solution for you.