Snoring Mouthguards in Annapolis, MD
To treat obstructive sleep apnea.
Is snoring an issue at your house? Do the walls vibrate at night? Does your dog or cat sleep with his paws over his ears? If so, you may find some snoring relief by contacting our office.
Some men and women can reduce or eliminate snoring by merely wearing an oral appliance at night. The mouthguard enlarges the airway by positioning the lower jaw slightly forward. Much like a preventative mouthguard to stop nighttime grinding (bruxism), a snore guard fits snugly onto the teeth of each arch, with the teeth slightly apart. The procedure to make the appliance is easy and painless. The fee is about the same as a crown.
There’s snoring, and there’s sleep apnea.
A small percentage of snorers may have obstructive sleep apnea. It’s characterized by fatigue, loud snoring, and nocturnal gasping, choking, or snorting. This interruption of the sleep cycle often results in chronic sleep deprivation and exhaustion. In fact, those who suffer from the condition are seven times more likely to be in a motor vehicle accident. They also may face an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes.
Many people have found relief by wearing an oral appliance. Unlike surgery, it is reversible, it is not painful, and there is no recovery period. Like the surgical procedures, there is no guarantee, but it may be worth a try. To schedule a consultation on nightguards and possible sleep apnea treatment, call us today at (410) 263-3700.