Sleep apnea is characterized by brief episodes of reduced or stopped breathing during sleep, frequently throughout the night. We can not only help diagnose the issue, we can also recommend treatments that counteract the effects. Some people will be able to beat apnea by making long-term changes in their lives, such as losing weight. In the meantime, you can wear corrective devices, such as a retainer or mouth guard, to reposition the soft tissue while they’re asleep.
Obstructed airways are what causes snoring and becomes a larger issue where the body is not breathing properly. At Somerville Dental we will typically start with solutions that won’t drastically interrupt your bedtime routine. For instance, a mouthguard or retainer can be worn to adjust the tissues at night. We may also recommend long-term goals to curb snoring. This may mean quitting a smoking habit or shedding some weight, as both have been linked to chronic snoring.
Dental sleep medicine can provide non-invasive solutions for disruptive snoring and reduce or eliminate sleep apnea events. The experienced team at Somerville Dental is proud to offer you services, which include various sleep therapies and treatments to help you get a better night’s sleep. Schedule an appointment today at Somerville Dental to find out which type of sleep medicine is right for you and your situation.