Should I Be Concerned about My Snoring?

Pittsburgh snoring and sleep apnea dentistSnoring can be a serious source of embarrassment to you and a major nuisance to your bed partner. While the self-consciousness you may feel when others hear you “sawing logs” and your bed partner’s lack of sleep may motivate you to seek treatment for the issue, there are actually more important reasons to get your snoring evaluated. Often, loud chronic snoring is a sign that you suffer from a serious health condition called sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea occurs when the soft tissue in your throat relaxes while you sleep, blocking your airway. In order to restore proper breathing, your brain briefly rouses you from sleep. This pattern can occur hundreds of times each night without you realizing it.

When left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of many serious health conditions, including:

  • Stroke
  • Heart attack
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression

Fortunately, Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye offer a variety of sleep apnea treatment options to keep your airway open so that you can breathe properly throughout the night. Not only will this restore restful sleep, but it can eliminate your snoring problem — something that your bed partner will most likely appreciate.

Depending on your unique condition, Dr. Quartuccio and Dr. Frye may recommend one of the following treatments:

Don’t let snoring keep your loved one awake, cause you self-consciousness or increase your risk of health issues any longer. Visit our Pittsburgh dentists to find out how we can help.

Please contact Dentonics using the form on this page or call 412-487-6910 today to schedule your sleep apnea diagnostic evaluation. We serve patients in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area.