Sleep apnea is a common disorder. It occurs in around 40% of people and is caused by soft tissues in the mouth (normally your tongue) falling across the throat. This blocks your airway and pauses your breathing. A loud gasp (or snore) will start it again, and might well be accompanied by a solid thump from the person next to you.
Since this noisy habit can occur up to 30 times an hour, it’s well worth putting a stop to (for the sake of your relationship if not your beauty sleep). The good news is that, with our sleep dentistry services, your bad habit is perfectly treatable.
You can take your pick of sleep apnea solutions at Springhill Dental. All of our anti-snoring devices provide an effective and comfortable treatment for snoring. Our expert dentist near you will be happy to talk you through options, including:
Most anti-snoring devices look a lot like a jaw guard. They push your lower jaw forward, opening up your airway to reduce the risk of snoring and obstruction. Our sleep apnea devices also prevent the tissues at the back of your throat and the base of your tongue from collapsing back into the airway.
At Springhill Dental, our dentist in NW Calgary will always strive to find the right solution for you, whether your snoring is mild, moderate, or a real problem. We’ve had tremendous success with our anti-snoring devices, and often find patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea experience the best results. However, we understand that everyone is different, and what works well for one patient will be less helpful to another, which is why we take the time to discuss your treatment options and discover the right anti-snoring solution for you.
Our dentist in Calgary welcomes patients from the surrounding areas of Scenic Acres, Ranchlands, Northwest Calgary, Silver Springs, and Bowness. Give us a call today to schedule a consultation for sleep apnea treatment.