Are you suffering from sleep apnea or are others in your home complaining about your snoring? Sleep apnea can affect your health, leaving you feeling unrested and possibly disturbing others while they try to sleep. At South Blvd Dentistry, we have effective general dental treatment options to relieve the symptoms of sleep apnea in order to protect your health and well-being.
The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive. This occurs when your airway becomes blocked while you are sleeping. You may gasp or snore as your body tries to get the oxygen it needs. This can disturb your sleep pattern; you may get eight hours of sleep but still wake up feeling tired. Your sleep partner might also be kept awake, making everyone tired and irritable.
To keep your airway open and give you a restful night’s sleep, our dentists will customize a nightguard for you to wear when you go to bed. This oral appliance shifts the position of your jaw and relieves obstructions that can occur near your airway. Since it is customized for your mouth, it is comfortable to wear. You can sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed for better health.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Nightguards are not just used to treat sleep apnea; they can also benefit those who snore or grind their teeth at night. Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can damage your teeth and the joint of your jaw. It is also annoying to those who sleep in the same bed with you. The nightguard we create can protect your teeth and jaw if you grind your teeth. It can also relieve snoring, so everyone gets a healthy, restful night of sleep.
If you have sleep apnea, bruxism or a chronic snoring issue, come see us at South Blvd Dentistry. We can treat your nocturnal issues and ensure you get the rest you deserve. Contact us today for an appointment.