How dentists help with snoring is a question many patients ask the sedation dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care. Snoring is a common problem for many. It’s estimated close to 80 million people in North America snore. In addition to being an annoyance to your bed partner, it can also be an indicator of other potential health complications.
There is a way to treat chronic snoring and you can talk with one of the dentists at Westermeier Martin Dental Care in our Amherst or East Aurora, NY offices about it.
Why do I snore?
Snoring is usually caused when the muscles and soft tissues in your throat and mouth relax; this makes the airway passage smaller and can lead to snoring. When air goes through the airway passage and moves across the soft tissues in your mouth and throat it can cause a vibration, called snoring.
What are cause of snoring?
How dentists help with snoring?
For those who snore, a mandibular advancement device (MAD) could be the solution. The MAD is a dental device helps gently keep your lower jaw (mandible) pulled into a forward position. This forward movement increases the space in the airway and helps the patient breath better and helps prevent snoring allowing them to get a full night’s sleep.
There are many types of devices a dentist can fashion to help with snoring and they are designed specifically to each patient’s unique condition.
Chances are you have seen the breathing machines some people have to wear if they suffer sleep apnea or snore when they sleep. They are clunky and frankly not very attractive! A MAD is considered more comfortable and wearable than a sleep mask.
If your family members tell you that you snore and you know you’re not getting a good night’s sleep, give our office a call and schedule an appointment with one of our dentists to discuss whether we can help with your snoring problems.