A family member with chronic snoring problems might seem like to be little more than a sleep quality nuisance. However, severe snoring and periodic breathing interruption might be symptoms of sleep apnea.
If this chronic respiratory condition is not addressed in a reasonable amount of time, it can start to affect the cardiovascular system. In time a chronic sleep apnea sufferer can experience problems with high blood pressure as well as an increased risk of heart disease and stroke.
A professional diagnosis is an important first step in developing an effective treatment plan. If diagnostics reveal that you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, you might find symptom relief by using a snore guard when you go to bed.
Our dentists have several styles and designs available. The specific type of snore guard that we might recommend for you will be based on your personal preference as well as the basic characteristics of your mouth.
A tongue stabilizing device is often preferable for individuals with a denture, as it doesn’t need to attach to the teeth in any way. Mandibular advancement devices typically attach to the teeth and might also incorporate some hinges.
If you live in the Chickasha, Oklahoma, area and you need a prescription sleep guard to reduce sleep apnea symptoms, you can call 405-222-0222 to set up an appointment at 29th Street Dental Care. Drs. John Phillips, Reed Perryman, and Bob Womack look forward to treating your smile with the care it deserves!