Treatment for Snoring

What are the dangers of snoring?
Did you know that it is estimated that over 90 million North Americans are affected by snoring? The struggle to breath while sleeping can really affect your overall health. It can result in high blood pressure, heart problems and even increase your risk of stroke. In severe cases, complete blockage of the airway lasting more than 10 seconds is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). This is a medical condition that causes severe long-term effects.

What causes snoring?
While you’re sleeping, muscles and soft tissues in your mouth and throat relax. This increases the speed that air flows during breathing. As the speed of required air increases, it creates a vibration of the soft palate and your uvula. These vibrations result in the loud noises that make up “snoring”.

How can you prevent snoring?
A custom-fabricated dental device can help reduce or eliminate snoring. Wearing the device at night, while sleeping, it gently moves the lower jaw forward opening the space in the airway and reducing the speed of the air and decreasing the vibrations against the soft tissues. The device is customized to fit allowing for maximized comfort.

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Call Franklin Family Dentistry today at 317-736-6361 and ask how we can help.