The severe snoring and breathing interruption related with chronic sleep apnea can affect more than your sleep quality. In time these symptoms can contribute to problems with high blood pressure and increased risk of suffering from a cardiac event.
Fortunately, sleep apnea symptoms can often be mitigated. The treatment plan that is right for you will depend on the severity of your sleep apnea as well as your personal preference. It’s to have your sleep apnea professionally diagnosed by a physician.
Patients who suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea might find symptom relief by sleeping with a prescription snore guard in their mouth. These removable oral appliances can be provided by a dental specialist like Dr. Taylor or Dr. Carmichael.
If comfort is an important factor for you, the custom fit of a boil and bite snore guard might be ideal. This type of oral appliance is made from a special thermoplastic material that softens when heated in simmering water. You then place it in your mouth and bite down firmly. It will then conform to the unique shape of your teeth and bite pattern.
If you live in the Dallas, Texas, area and you need help mitigating the symptoms from mild to moderate sleep apnea, you should call 214-330-7771 to explore your options with Affordable Dentistry and Orthodontics.