Does your snoring bother your husband or wife? Do you feel conscious about it? With the numerous treatments, surgical procedures, and oral appliances patented to treat sleep-disordered breathing (SDB), you can finally sleep in peace.
Sleep disordered breathing includes snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The oral devices used to treat these disorders work by addressing the entire pathological process that results. These adjustable oral appliances are available in most dental offices and are customized to fit you and your needs.
These devices offer numerous advantages. They are simple, reversible, and cost effective. They also have a broad range of applications for different degrees of sleep-disordered breathing.
These oral devices include:
- Pillar Palatal Implant System
- Thornton Anterior Positioner (TAP)
- Dynamax Mandibular Device
UARS or upper airway resistance syndrome can cause snoring and increased resistance in the upper airways. Patients with this disorder can wake up multiple times during the night. Dentists can successfully treat this kind of disorder with nasal continuous positive airway pressure, or n-CPAP.
N-CPAP can deliver slightly pressurized air during the night breathing cycle, keeping the windpipe open during sleep. It prevents breathing blockage and consequently snoring. N-CPAP is the best treatment for people with obstructive sleep apnea.
Snoring can represent a more serious breathing condition, which is why it is not taken lightly. Physicians usually evaluate the patients prior to treatment, and most of them recommend a surgical process called Laser Assisted Uvulopalatoplasy or LAUP. Standard LAUP in most dental centers require numerous appointments to shrink the palate. This process can be painful and extensive, so most patients prefer oral devices or N-CPAP.
Once you have decided how you would like to get rid of your snoring problem, visit us at Concord Dental Services. You can call us for bookings, appointments, and additional information at 704 786 8825.