Snoring can be caused by things as diverse as allergies, colds, and certain medications, but often it is an indication of a larger problem known as sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the muscles and soft tissue in your throat and mouth become overly relaxed during sleep. This, in turn, blocks proper airflow and may result in symptoms such as gasping for air and snoring, along with more serious issues such as daytime fatigue, cognitive interruptions, and even heart disease.
If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, there is no reason to rely on cumbersome machines or other invasive solutions. The Arlington sleep apnea dentists at Galleria Dental Aesthetics can work with your sleep doctor to customize a solution that will keep your airways open and help restore a restful night’s sleep.
Treating Sleep Apnea
One of the most effective sleep apnea treatments is a customized mouthguard. Our dentists offer both mandibular advancement devices (MAD) and mandibular repositioning appliances (MRA), which have shown to both reduce snoring and treat other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. While this solution is not ideal for everyone, these devices may be better for people who have a hard time using CPAP machines and are much less invasive than surgical options. During your sleep apnea consultation, we will review your medical records, discuss all of your options, and help you determine which solution can best meet your needs.
For more information on sleep apnea treatment in the Arlington, Virginia area, please contact Galleria Dental Aesthetics today to schedule an initial consultation.