Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Benefit from Snoring/Sleep Apnea Treatment

Many people who snore don’t think to seek treatment for their condition. Therefore, many people who snore because they have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) can endure their condition for years before realizing they have it. Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing in your sleep, and it’s often marked by a chronic habit of excessively loud snoring. When left untreated, it can have several negative impacts on your overall health and wellbeing. At our office, we may be able to help you stop snoring and treat sleep apnea with a custom-designed sleep appliance.

Understanding snoring and sleep apnea

Snoring and sleep apnea are not synonymous. In fact, many people who snore do not have sleep apnea. However, most people who have OSA will snore loudly as their airways become increasingly more obstructed. This obstruction is caused by mouth and throat tissues collapsing into your airway, which can be caused by a variety of different factors. The sound of snoring results from decreased space in your airway, which forces you to breathe more forcefully and loudly. When the obstruction is complete, it’ll stop you from breathing altogether, causing your snoring to stop until your body clears the airway and begins to breathe again.

How a custom-designed appliance helps

For many people who are diagnosed with sleep apnea, their treatment consists of wearing a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine and mask. The machine provides a gentle stream of air through the mask that helps keep your airway open throughout the night. However, we may be able to provide a more comfortable treatment option in the form of a custom-designed sleep appliance. The appliance can be designed to comfortably support your lower jaw in a way that prevents your airway from becoming clogged, allowing you to sleep soundly and breathe peacefully throughout the entire night.

Learn to treat your snoring/sleep apnea

With the help of a custom-designed sleep appliance, you can treat your sleep apnea or snoring habit more comfortably and effectively. To learn more about the importance of treating snoring and sleep apnea, schedule a visit by calling us at the Pecan Tree Dental office in Grand Prairie, TX, today at (972) 262-5111. We also proudly serve the residents of Arlington, Cedar Hill, Mansfield, and all surrounding communities.