Does your partner notice you snoring loudly at night? When the muscles in your throat relax too much during sleep, they will vibrate and cause the noise of snoring. If you snore often, Dr. Dr. Yvonne Han may suggest a snore guard. This oral appliance can help to minimize your snoring. We encourage you to contact Smiles Dental today to learn more about treatment for snoring and to schedule your next visit with our dentist.
Our caring dentist and dental team understand that many patients (and their partners) find snoring to be a common nighttime annoyance. Snoring is typically caused by obstructions in the airway, such as collapsing tissues in the throat, large tonsils, or your tongue rolling back in your throat. As your airway muscles relax during sleep, these tissues can narrow the upper airway and result in snoring.
To ensure that you and your loved ones can sleep peacefully through the night, our dentist provides treatment for snoring. Our most common snoring treatment is oral appliance therapy. We will provide you with a custom-made oral appliance, which you wear only while you sleep. The snoring appliance works by ensuring that your airway stays open and free of obstructions while you sleep. This may be accomplished by preventing the tongue from rolling back or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents the airway tissues from collapsing. We will make certain that your custom snoring appliance fits effectively to minimize snoring and comfortably to allow you to sleep peacefully.
If you snore frequently, we encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about snoring treatment and to schedule your next visit with our dentist. We are eager to care for you!