Some people have the condition of snoring while sleeping. While the exact cause of snoring remains unknown, many studies suggest that it can be caused due to varied factors such as anatomy of your mouth, sinuses, cold, body weight, consumption of alcohol, and allergies. When you fall asleep and progress from a light to deep sleep, the muscles of the roof of your mouth, tongue, and throat relax. The tissues present in your throat may relax enough to partially block your airway and vibrate, thus leading to snoring.
Do not turn a blind eye to snoring, as in some cases, it suggests that you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Please schedule an appointment with us, and we will look into your condition and provide the best available treatment option.
Solea Sleep has been introduced as a revolutionary procedure in dental sleep medicine. It is a simple and comfortable laser treatment that finishes within a few minutes and offers rapid relief to snoring. This non-invasive and patient-friendly treatment approach doesn’t have any downtime.
The unique application of the specific wavelength of this procedure allows the laser to tighten the collagen fibers of your soft palate tissue. This step opens the airway and reduces vibrations, thus controlling your snoring.
To treat your condition, we may also suggest some lifestyle changes. For instance, avoid the consumption of alcohol during bedtime, change your sleep position, and maintain a healthy weight. We may prescribe some medication, nasal strips, and even oral appliances to keep your jaw in the proper position to maintain appropriate airflow.
If the above-listed methods do not solve your problem, we may prepare you for snoring surgery. Common surgeries to treat this condition include laser-assisted uvulopalatoplasty, septoplasty, radiofrequency ablation, etc.
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder under which your breathing stops and starts repeatedly. You might have this condition if you snore loudly or feel tired even after a long sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea that occurs when your throat muscles relax.
Depending upon the severity of your case, we may treat this condition with different approaches. In general, continuous positive airway pressure or CPAP therapy is used to treat sleep apnea. We may also offer you oral appliances to keep your throat open by bringing your jaw forward while you are asleep. If this doesn’t solve your problem, you may have to undergo tissue removal surgery.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Brighter Day Dental, call (925) 356-2828 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 1950 Market Street, Suite D, Concord, CA 94520.