Using a special dental appliance in Las Vegas to address snoring
Snoring is a common problem. Patients are often interested in learning how to put an end to this annoyance. Thanks to dental advancements, snoring can now be relieved with an oral appliance. Dr. Christopher Lim of Las Vegas offers oral appliance therapy to address not only snoring, but help patients with sleeping disorders such as obstructive sleep apnea.
Obstructive sleep apnea defined
Obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA, is a sleeping disorder that is caused by the airway becoming blocked. While snoring is a common symptom, it is not the only one. Patients with obstructive sleep apnea may also experience daytime fatigue, increased anxiety and depression, headaches, and even dry mouth when they awaken. OSA causes patients to stop breathing hundreds of times a night due to a blocked airway. It can keep them from reaching the deep, restorative sleep they require to feel their best every day. The obstruction may occur due to a misaligned jaw, the tongue falling back into the throat, or excess fat around the neck area. Patients must also understand that snoring does not always mean they have this condition, as snoring can be a stand-alone issue.
How can oral appliance therapy help?
Oral appliance therapy helps by keeping the tongue down and allowing the airways to stay open. This reduces or eliminates snoring episodes.
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Stop the snoring today!
If you or your partner experience snoring on a nightly basis, treatment may be necessary to ensure everyone gets a good night’s rest! Contact Hillside Dental today to speak to Dr. Christopher Lim about the use of an oral appliance to address snoring. His team can schedule an appointment to discuss the possibilities. Call 702-666-8584 or visit the practice conveniently located at 6090 South Fort Apache Road, Suite 120. Our team is here to help you!