Snoring can sometimes be caused by soft tissue collapsing at the back of the throat. In cases like this, the snoring is actually a symptom of sleep apnea. What snoring and sleep apnea devices do is move your jaw forward so you can breathe comfortably while you sleep. Our Grand Haven dentists will be able to create a sleep apnea mouth guard to stop snoring and episodes where you stop breathing.
Diagnosing sleep apnea can be tough, as many of the symptoms can also apply to other conditions.
If you recognize any of the signs of sleep apnea (in you or a partner) call our office as soon as possible. Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition that can stop a person from breathing up to hundreds of times a night. Our sleep apnea dentists can see if our treatment options are right for you.
Not only does sleep apnea disrupt sleep, but it can deprive your body of oxygen. In fact, many people wake up after a sleep apnea episode gasping for air. However, they go back to sleep so quickly afterwards that they have no memory of it.
Our sleep apnea dentists create a comfortable oral device that will help you get a good night’s rest. By keeping your jaw in an optimal position while you sleep, the device will ensure that your airway remains open so you can sleep through the night.
At Grand Haven Smiles, we’ll walk through our sleep apnea treatment with you at your dental exam in order to help you make the best choice for your overall health. To schedule your appointment with one of our Grand Haven, MI sleep apnea dentists, give our office a call at (616) 209-4704.
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