Sleep Apnea Treatment
Have you been told you snore, grind your teeth or gasp while you are sleeping? Nocturnal oral issues can impact your health and disturb your sleep partner. Sleep apnea can cause snoring or gasping, while bruxism is the clinical term for teeth grinding. At Smile Design Studios, we have specialized dental treatments that help resolve nocturnal oral health issues to ensure you and others get a good night’s rest.
Obstructive sleep apnea is common and can put your health at risk. This occurs when the airway becomes blocked during sleep, cutting off the oxygen supply. The body responds by gasping for air and snoring. These are key indicators that someone has obstructive sleep apnea. Those with this disorder are at a higher risk for stroke, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is another oral disorder that can occur while you sleep. The pressure and motion of teeth grinding can cause serious damage to the teeth and may impact the jaw joint. Those with bruxism may have eroded enamel, tooth fractures, TMJ and other oral health issues.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
If you have obstructive sleep apnea or bruxism, there are options for relief. One of the simplest treatments is the use of a customized dental mouthguard while you sleep. Our dentist can design a nightguard that is comfortable and created to adjust your jaw and protect your teeth at night. This helps keep the airway clear for those with sleep apnea to stop snoring and gasping during the night. For those with bruxism, a mouthguard can protect teeth from grinding and prevent serious oral health problems.
If you have sleep apnea or bruxism, contact our team at Smile Design Studios for specialized dental care. We can help you control your nocturnal oral health issues to stop teeth grinding and snoring for a comfortable, healthy night’s rest.