Many people snore. Everyone has heard stories of men and women whose snoring can be heard rooms away from where they are sleeping. Snoring of this magnitude can cause several problems, including marital discord, sleep disturbances and waking episodes caused by one’s own snoring, and social inconveniences.
There are several options available to chronic snorers. Most often the dentists at Persona Dental can effectively treat snoring by fabricating a custom-made oral appliance to be worn when sleeping.
If you or someone you love suffers from chronic snoring, we invite you to schedule a consultation to see if this treatment would be beneficial.
Unlike simple snoring, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a potentially life-threatening condition that requires medical attention. The risks of undiagnosed OSA include:
In addition, the daytime drowsiness that can be caused by OSA can result in accidents, lost productivity and interpersonal relationship problems. Symptoms can be mild, moderate, or even severe.
The diagnosis of OSA typically comes from a medical doctor (MD), often a physician who specializes in Sleep Medicine. If you have severe OSA, it is likely that your sleep physician will recommend a CPAP machine to be worn while you sleep; however, if you have mild to moderate OSA the dentists at Persona Dental can custom make an oral appliance to effectively treat your sleep apnea. Dr. Schmitz has been successfully making these sleep apnea appliances for several years.
If you are interested in learning more information about dental appliances for sleep apnea, please call our office at (320) 251-2972 to schedule a consultation.