Excessive snoring may merely be a nuisance, disturbing sleep for both the patient and his or her partner. But it may also be a sign of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition. Sleep apnea is the obstruction of the breathing passage between the nose and the voice box, a situation that can reduce oxygen in the blood to dangerously low levels.
Treatments for excessive snoring and sleep apnea are available at Harmony Dental Arts , where we offer dental appliances that can reduce or prevent the disturbing nighttime noises and health risks associated with these sleep disorders. For many of our patients with sleeping disorders, we use the oral appliances of different design, which works by moving the lower jaw and tongue forward. This repositioning of the tongue opens up the breathing passageway and inhibits snoring.
If you think you may have sleep apnea or are at risk for the condition, contact our office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.