Is waking up a struggle every morning because you constantly feel exhausted? Does your partner feel groggy as well because you snore every night? Can you never seem to get enough sleep? If so, these are all telltale signs that you might be suffering from sleep apnea, a serious disorder that doesn’t only rob you of your rest, but your health as well. At Long Family Dental, we can offer patients custom-made solutions for both snoring and sleep apnea that are easy to use and proven to work, ensuring you always have the energy to take on the day.
One question many of our patients ask right away is “how can a dentist treat sleep apnea?” When someone has sleep apnea, it means that their airway is being cut off repeatedly while they are trying to sleep, which constantly interrupts the sleep cycle. When the airway is only partially blocked, this is what generates snoring.
Both of these issues physically occur in the mouth and throat, so our dentists can design an oral appliance that fits over the teeth and slightly shifts the lower jaw forward. This keeps the airway fully open at all times, enabling a patient to sleep deeply, breathe normally, and wake up feeling great.