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By S & G Family Dentistry
September 26, 2016
Category: Oral Health

Patients who struggle with chronic snoring and sleep apnea symptoms can get help at the dentist’s office. Custom-made oral appliances sleep apneaare often all that’s needed to clear the passageways and allow for normal breathing when sleeping. Find out how an oral appliance from the Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, KS can help you get a better night of sleep.

About Snoring and Sleep Apnea
It's estimated that about 37 million adult Americans have a significant problem with snoring. It’s caused by vibrations in the throat that happen when breathing in and out while a patient is sleeping. Snoring can happen due to general aging, a nose problem or even sleeping in an unfavorable position, but it is most often caused by a condition called obstructive sleep apnea. A blockage in the air passageway causes the patient to wake up dozens of time during the night.

More Than Just an Annoyance
Snoring and sleep apnea symptoms can be more than just a minor annoyance. It can also be harmful to your health in the long run, because you're not getting the proper amount of deep sleep that you need each night. Some patients don’t understand why after eight hours of sleep they still feel fatigued—it’s most likely due to sleep apnea. Luckily, the dentists at Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood can create oral appliances that keep the passageways open when you’re sleeping.

Oral Appliances
Your dentist can create a custom device for you that will help stop your snoring and the symptoms of sleep apnea. There are two types of appliances:

- Mandibular Repositioning Appliances (cause the lower jaw to protrude to keep the airway open).
- Tongue Retaining Appliances (keeps the tongue positioned forward so that it doesn’t obstruct the airway when sleeping).

Call for Sleep Apnea Treatment
Why wait when there’s an easy solution to your snoring problems at your dentist’s office? Call the Snoring and Sleep Apnea Dental Treatment Center in Leawood, KS today at (913) 451-2929 to make an appointment to talk about oral appliances.