What can a dentist do for my snoring
Updated: May 27, 2020
Snoring can be a symptom of bigger health issues like sleep Apnoea and your dentist can refer you to a sleep physician for further investigation.Sometimes it can be a blocked nasal passage and an ENT would be the best specialist to see, which your dentist can also organise.
In other situations, snoring is due to the lower jaw relaxing during sleep and moving backwards. This reduces the airway in the throat. The more someone snores, the more irritated the membrane becomes. This results in swelling, reducing the airway passage even more and the problem compounds.
Snoring stops you from getting the rest you should from your sleep. You may also be at risk of sleep apnoea, hypertension, heart disease and stroke.
Your dentist can make you a mouthguard to help bring your lower jaw back into a forward position whilst you are sleeping.This is a custom fit device and is monitored closely by your dentist to bring you maximum results in the ideal position.
This will improve your sleep and help you wake up feeling more refreshed and full of energy.