Snoring and Sleep Apnea

During sleep, your tongue and throat tissues may relax enough to narrow your airway. Snoring is the sound that is produced when air passes through this partially blocked area causing tissues to vibrate.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

OSA is medical condition where your tongue and soft tissues actually close off your airway and stop air from entering your lungs. When this happens during sleep, the oxygen in your blood decreases, your heart races, and your brain panics-causing you to disrupt your sleep. After a few good breaths, the cycle repeats itself, all night long.

What can your dentist do to help?

The good news is that Oral Appliance Therapy has proven to be very successful in the management of snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. A dental appliance is a small plastic device, similar to an orthodontic retainer, or an athletic mouthguard. It is worn in the mouth during sleep to prevent the soft throat tissues from collapsing and obstructing the airway.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Services We Offer:

 

The ProSomnus® MicrO2® Sleep and Snore Device

The ProSomnus® MicrO2® Sleep and Snore Device is an easy-to-use and comfortable device that safely alleviates snoring and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If a patient has been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea or snores, the device will assist him/her in waking with a better sense of rest and provide the energy needed to enjoy the day. To learn more about MicrO2 and the other ProSomnus Sleep Devices, please visit http://prosomnus.com/

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