If you snore you probably already know how disruptive sleep can be for you and those around you. Sometimes your snoring is a sign of a greater problem, obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious condition where the relaxation of the muscles around the tongue and throat cause the tissues to block airflow to the lungs while you sleep. Snoring is a major indicator of sleep apnea along with less obvious symptoms such as fatigue, headaches and lack of concentration.
One way to treat snoring and sleep apnea is to use a dental device. These appliances can be used to correct mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea.
Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea. So the fact that you snore may not always be an indication of a larger issue. The good news is that there are several dental device options that can help alleviate snoring problems. At Summit Dental we work in conjunction with your medical doctor or sleep specialist to determine the best custom designed appliance to meet your needs.