Snoring is one of the symptoms of a health condition known as sleep apnea. Using a custom-fit oral sleep appliance is one way the best ways to treat excessive snoring and sleep apnea. This device resembles a sports mouth guard in appearance. It supports the jaw in a forward position which helps to maintain an open upper airway.
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a severe condition and requires immediate treatment. Obstructive sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart arrhythmias, heart attack and even a stroke. Dentists usually work closely with physicians to treat snoring and sleep apnea. Your dentist will conduct a complete clinical evaluation including an examination of your teeth, jaw, tongue and airway. The dentist then prescribes a custom-made oral appliance. This device not only improves your sleep but also restores and revitalizes your health.