Do you suffer from sleep apnea? If you snore at night or wake up feeling unrested, you may have obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep apnea interrupts your REM sleep and can affect the quality of sleep you get each night. The snoring can also disrupt the sleep of others in your home. At Garrisonville Dental, we offer effective general dentistry treatment for sleep apnea and snoring.
Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by an obstruction in the back of the throat that can block your airway when you are sleeping. The obstruction is usually tissue that shifts when you relax and fall asleep.
This can cause you to gasp for air and snore, which disrupts your sleep pattern and is noisy for your sleep partner. You may sleep all night but wake up feeling tired from lack of quality sleep.
Our dentist can create a customized nightguard for your teeth that can help treat sleep apnea. The fitted appliance adjusts the position of your jaw to open your airway and prevent obstruction during the night. You can get a good night’s sleep and wake feeling rested and energetic.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Wearing a nightguard can do more than just give you relief from sleep apnea. It can reduce snoring and prevent nocturnal teeth grinding that can disturb others in your household. If you grind your teeth, a nightguard can protect your teeth from damage and reduce stress on your jaw joint. Our team can create a customized nightguard that is comfortable and can help with sleep apnea, snoring, teeth grinding and jaw joint disorders.
If you have sleep apnea, snoring issues or grind your teeth at night, contact Garrisonville Dental today to schedule an appointment. We accept many forms of dental insurance, and we are open extended hours for your convenience.