Snoring and Dentistry

Have you ever suffered as a victim of snoring?

Maybe it’s a family member’s snoring that keeps you from getting a good night’s sleep. Or, maybe you’re not reaching the deep sleep you need to achieve proper rest – and it’s your snoring that’s getting in the way.

But what could be causing the snoring? And what can you do about it?

What Makes People Snore?

When you sleep, air passes through your nose and mouth, passing through numerous soft tissues on its way to the lungs. As the air takes its course, it may cause those soft tissues to vibrate.

That vibration produces sound, and that sound is what you know as snoring.

How the Marconi Dentistry Group Can Help

It’s rare to hear snoring when the airway is clear. Rather, it’s usually when something is getting in the way of your air’s pathway that the lungs are forced to work harder to pull air through.

At the Marconi Dentistry Group, we can help identify what’s blocking your airway. Once we find the problem, we can help provide a solution. For example, some patients simply need an oral appliance that keeps the soft tissue from blocking the airway. After being fitted with the right device, they return to normal breathing and get better sleep.

In other cases, patients may benefit from more extensive treatment or the use of orthodontics, both of which may be prescribed to permanently widen the airway and improve air flow.

Be Careful

In other cases, snoring is a symptom of a larger problem. For example, some patients may suffer from a disorder known as sleep apnea, which causes not only snoring but more serious complications. In some cases, sleep apnea may even prove life threatening.

If you or someone you love is suffering from a snoring problem, contact us at the Marconi Dentistry Group today. Not only will we help you figure out the cause of the problem, we’ll get you started on the right treatment to improve your sleep, and your health, tonight.