Better Sleep Without Snoring or Sleep Apnea
Snoring may or may not keep you and your partner up at night. Even mild snoring could be a sign of a deeper, more dangerous issue. Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is often marked by snoring, and can lead to a number of health risks by causing you to repeatedly stop breathing in your sleep.
The problem with sleep apnea is that you might not realize you have it, since the breathing interruptions don’t typically wake you up fully. If you feel as though you’re sleep deprived even though you believe you’re sleeping soundly, then you may be a good candidate for a snoring and sleep apnea appliance. With an appliance, we can help treat your sleep disorder without relying on a cumbersome and uncomfortable CPAP machine.
How to Treat Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea describes when your airway is blocked by mouth and throat tissues as you sleep. Snoring occurs and grows louder the more the airway is obstructed, until eventually the airway is blocked completely and you stop breathing. A few moments later, your body will force itself awake to start breathing again.
Some patients require a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine to help keep their airways clear as they sleep. Unfortunately, many find the machine to be a hindrance to sleep and will simply stop using it. Fortunately, we can provide a much more comfortable alternative. Many patients may benefit from a customized oral appliance that can alleviate sleep apnea without a machine. The appliance helps hold your lower jaw in a comfortable, open position to prevent your airway from becoming blocked. You can finally sleep without interruption due to apneic episodes.
Find Lasting Relief from Snoring and Sleep Apnea
If snoring or obstructive sleep apnea are depriving you and your loved ones of sleep, then find out if Dr. Ganjoor can help you find relief with a custom oral appliance. To schedule an appointment, call Celina Family Dentistry at (214) 851-0130. Located in Celina, TX, we also serve patients of all ages from Prosper, McKinney, Frisco, Anna, Pilot Point, and the surrounding communities.