Sleep Apnea Treatment
Have others in your household complained about your snoring or nocturnal teeth grinding? Not only can it bother others, snoring and bruxism can be harmful to your health. Snoring is often caused by obstructive sleep apnea, which can block your airway and contribute to serious health problems. Teeth grinding can damage your teeth and lead to expensive dental treatments. You can treat both with the use of a customized nightguard that we can create for you at Gold Hill Dentistry.
For those with obstructive sleep apnea, snoring is just a symptom. The real concern is the effects this condition can have on your health and well-being. Those with sleep apnea often do not get quality sleep, lacking the periods of REM sleep needed for rest. They can wake up tired and find themselves irritable throughout the day. It can also impact your health. Those with sleep apnea are at higher risk for headaches, diabetes, stroke, high blood pressure and heart failure.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
A customized mouthguard or dental nightguard can give you relief from both sleep apnea and bruxism/teeth grinding. When you wear the nightguard over your teeth at night, it helps adjust your jaw and protects your teeth. This can help open your airway while you sleep, preventing snoring, gasping and obstructions, allowing for a more restful, quiet night of sleep. It also prevents the teeth from grinding against each other, protecting them from wear and tear.
If you snore or grind your teeth at night, a customized nightguard is a wise investment in your health. Plus, others in your home will appreciate the quiet nights without snoring or the sound of grinding teeth. Contact our team at Gold Hill Dentistry to schedule a checkup and ask about getting a dental nightguard for treating sleep apnea and bruxism.