Who knew that your dentist could help you stop snoring? Compass Dental in Savannah offers patients an alternative.
Sleep apnea is a breathing disorder that can keep you from getting an uninterrupted night’s rest. One of the symptoms associated with the disorder is the incessant snoring that in some cases can be loud enough to wake other members of the household, even those sleeping two rooms away! Though the snoring is disturbing the more serious effect is that people with sleep apnea actually stop breathing for short periods of time while in the state of sleep. When this happen the air passage becomes blocked and the body organs are deprived of oxygen which could lead to serious consequences. People with sleep apnea are known to be at higher risk for heart disease and diabetes, for example.
The traditional treatment for the control of sleep apnea has been the CPAP machine which keeps the airway open as the person sleeps. It does require wearing a mask that some people have trouble with. Now however, there is a more comfortable therapy. The Somnodent sleep apnea device is a custom made oral appliance worn while you sleep. It repositions the jaw and keeps the tongue from blocking the airway and has been reported to be highly effective for most users.
Make an appointment with Dr. Fana to discuss your concerns and talk about the Somnodent option. Call Compass Dental today @ 912-417-3361 in Savannah, GA.