Have you been told you snore or have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Most people who have sleep apnea snore when they sleep, especially those with the obstructive variety. While the snoring from sleep apnea may be keeping others in your home awake, the cause of the snoring could be jeopardizing your health. Come visit Dentistry of Kingwood for general dentistry treatment to learn more about sleep apnea treatment to stop the snoring and prevent damage to your health.
Obstructive sleep apnea means you have a blockage in your airway when you are sleeping. This can be caused by the way you hold your jaw when you sleep or from soft tissue that moves over your airway passage. To treat this condition, Dr. Ghattas can create a customized oral appliance that you wear when you sleep. This adjusts your jaw and ensures your airway stays clear, stopping the snoring and the loss of oxygen when your airway is blocked.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
The same appliance that can help with sleep apnea and snoring can also protect your teeth from teeth grinding. Many people clench their jaws or grind their teeth in their sleep. This can do extensive damage to your teeth that can be painful and expensive to repair. Wearing a protective oral appliance will prevent you from grinding your teeth, stopping the annoying sound while protecting your pearly whites from damage during your dream time.
If you have been told you snore or grind your teeth at night, contact us today for an appointment and come see us at Dentistry of Kingwood. Dr. Ghattas can create a customized mouth guard that will fit comfortably in your mouth while you sleep, eliminating snoring and teeth grinding. This is an inexpensive way to get a better night’s sleep and protect your health.