Why do you snore?
There can be many reasons for snoring. Some of them can be as simple as obesity and congestion. However, there is a condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) which can be the reason behind frequent snoring and develop into a critical problem if not treated. The general reason is there’s an obstruction in your nasal passageway which leads to the condition. You can visit our clinic in Brampton for more details.
Oral appliance therapy
At present, this is one of the most effective methods of treating mild obstructive sleep apnea. This therapy uses a device which repositions your jaws and stabilizes your tongue and enlarges the airway to promote airflow whilst you sleep.
The major advantage of taking up this therapy is that it is completely non-invasive and doesn’t require surgery. The device is very easy to use and does not have any adverse health effects. It is also very easy to handle and has a high success rate.
A brief about the process
On your first visit, your condition would be diagnosed and after giving you a thorough report our dentists will start with the treatment. We will take impressions of your teeth to create a custom mouthpiece which is sent to the lab where the appliance is made.
On your second visit, you will give the appliance with instruction on how to use it. Our dentist will also tune the device for maximum effectiveness. You would be able to observe the difference over time. However, for best results, follow up visits are required.
Additional ways to reduce snoring?
- Lose weight
- Consume little or no alcohol before sleep
- Reduce the use of sedatives
- Try not to sleep on your back
How your dentist can help with snoring?
As silly as it may sound, snoring can lead to critical health issues if not taken care of in an early stage. Consult your dentist today to learn more about snoring and how you can treat it. You can get in touch with Dr. Amanpreet Chopra Dentistry in Brampton to arrange a consultation.