Snoring Appliance – Carrollton, TX
Snoring Appliances for a Sounder Sleep
Have you ever been informed by your partner that you snore throughout the night? Do you find yourself sleepy throughout the day? Sleep apnea can take a toll on your life in a variety of different ways. It can also increase your risk of other serious health issues. Fortunately, Dr. Anthony Dillard offers snoring appliances for a sounder sleep. To learn more about snoring appliances or to schedule an appointment with us, give us a call!
Why Choose Anthony Dillard, DDS For Sleep Apnea Therapy?
- Custom-Made Snoring Appliances
- Dentist Committed to Continuing Education
- Flexible Financing Available
Why Is a Snoring Appliance Necessary?
Snoring appliances are often necessary for people who have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects approximately 1 in 15 Americans! Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles located in the throat and the back of your mouth relax and collapse causing a blockage in your airway. This can cause you to snore loudly and stop breathing repetitively as you sleep. Most people with this condition are unaware of it. These are some of the most common symptoms experienced:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Loud, chronic snoring
- Waking up with a dry or sore throat
- Morning headaches
- Waking up gasping for air or feeling out of breath
- Mood changes or irritability
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
The Dangers of Sleep Apnea
In addition to the frustrating symptoms listed above, sleep apnea can have even more detrimental effects. People who lack quality sleep struggle with focus, memory, depression, and reaction time. Sleep apnea also increases your risk of developing heart disease and experiencing a cardiovascular event, like a heart attack. Pregnant women with untreated sleep apnea are also more likely to have a pre-term birth due to increased blood pressure. Ultimately, if you suspect that you might have sleep apnea, it’s important that you seek treatment!
How Does a Snoring Appliance Work?
A snoring appliance is a method of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea. It looks like a mouthguard and is custom-made by your dentist to fit perfectly in your mouth. This treatment uses this customized oral appliance to shift the jaw forward and place pressure on the throat and keep the airway clear. This allows patients with sleep apnea to breathe comfortably as they sleep.