Do I Need to Treat My Snoring Problem?

If your partner complains about your snoring, you may be wondering what the big deal is. But frequent loud snoring may be a sign of a more dangerous condition. Fortunately, the Pittsburgh dentists at Dentonics, Inc. offer snoring treatments that won’t just give you and your partner a good night’s rest. They might just save your life.

Snoring is one of the symptoms of sleep apnea, a potentially life-threatening condition in which your airway becomes blocked during the night. Left untreated, sleep apnea can cause high blood pressure and put you at greater risk for stroke.

Sleep apnea is sometimes treated with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. While these machines are very effective, the treatment requires wearing a mask at night, which is connected to the machine. The awkward nature of nighttime CPAP therapy means that few patients stick to it.

However, modern dentistry has shown that oral appliances worn at night can be just as effective and are far more comfortable and easy to use. These oral appliances are very similar to mouthguards and are designed to promote a relaxed, properly aligned bite. This opens up your airway and helps prevent the dangerous obstructed airways that lead to sleep apnea and chronic snoring.

If you suffer from frequent snoring, it’s time to learn whether it’s a mere annoyance or a sign of something more serious.

To discover the many snoring treatment options available to you, please contact Dentonics, Inc. today to arrange a consultation with one of our Pittsburgh-area dentists.