Occasional snoring can occur for a number of reasons – certain medications, alcohol consumption, or being overweight. However, persistent snoring and struggling to catch your breath while you sleep may be a sign that you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
OSA is a serious and potentially life-threatening medical condition that should be treated as quickly as possible because it can lead to physical problems like high blood pressure and even strokes. Depending on your needs, Singh Smile Care most likely offers the solution you need to get relief.
Snoring does not always mean that you have OSA, so it is best to contact your physician, who may arrange for a sleep study to pinpoint the problem. If the results of the study indicate that your snoring is not caused by OSA, we can create a custom mouth guard designed to hold your jaw in a neutral position to reduce or eliminate snoring.
Oral Appliance Therapy
If it is found that your snoring is caused by OSA, you may be a good candidate for an oral appliance available at our Phoenix dental office that will treat the problem safely and comfortably. The treatment of OSA is definitely not one-size-fits-all, and we will work closely with your doctor to find an effective solution for your snoring.
If your snoring is so loud and annoying that it wakes your partner, you should take the steps necessary to determine the cause. Please contact our office and we will arrange an appointment for a consultation to get you the help you need.