Sleep Apnea Treatment
If you have obstructive sleep apnea, you can be at risk for serious health complications. Not only does sleep apnea cause loud snoring and gasping during your sleep, it can jeopardize your health. Often, the obstruction of the airway is caused by a jaw misalignment or dental issue, which can be resolved. Our team at Clover Smile Studio offers treatments for special needs patients and can help find a solution for treating sleep apnea to protect your health and ensure you and your family all get a good night’s rest.
With obstructive sleep apnea, the key is opening up the airway while sleeping. The blockage can occur when soft tissues fall against the back of the mouth, blocking the airway. The position of the jaw can be a factor. In some cases, orthodontic or dental work can help reposition the jaw to move the tongue forward and reduce the chance of blockage. However, a quicker option is using a device to reposition the jaw. At Clover Smile Studio, we design customized dental nightguards that can help keep the airway open to relieve sleep apnea. This can also prevent snoring and tooth damage from teeth grinding.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Customized dental nightguards are a comfortable remedy for a few different nocturnal oral health problems. These plastic devices are created to comfortably and securely fit over your teeth, customized for your bite. When in place, they shift the jaw and help open the airway. This can relieve both sleep apnea and snoring, helping everyone in the bed get better sleep. Another benefit is protection from bruxism, or teeth grinding. The nightguard relieves the pressure and stress that can damage teeth when you grind your teeth in your sleep, stopping the noise and protecting your smile.
If you suffer from snoring, sleep apnea or teeth grinding, come see us at Clover Smile Studio to get relief. We can perform a thorough exam and determine the best treatment for your issue and help you sleep better while protecting your health and your smile. Contact our office today to get started.