Can a dentist help me stop snoring?
Chronic snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, a severe condition that robs you of a good night’s rest. Sleep apnea is a disorder where you stop breathing repeatedly throughout the night while you try to sleep.
We can help.
Why Do People Snore?
Your body and brain need sleep to function efficiently. When you are sleep deprived because of sleep apnea, you face immediate problems like irritability, fatigue, inattention, mood swings, proneness to mistakes, and even an increased risk of car accidents.
When you always feel fatigued, your work and social life will soon start to suffer. And without sufficient rest, your body doesn’t heal as well. Sleep apnea is also linked to an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.
How We Can Help
But there’s no need to live with sleep apnea and its dangerous effects. Dr. Cavendish can get you set up with a home sleep test to help diagnose the problem. The data is then sent to a neurologist who can confirm whether you have sleep apnea.
A CPAP mask is a typical first-line treatment for severe sleep apnea. But, depending on the findings, Dr. Cavendish may be able to provide you with a dental appliance to help shift your jaw and keep your airway open while you sleep.
If your partner complains of your excessive snoring or you wake up feeling fatigued every day, please call us to learn more about conservative sleep apnea treatment in Phoenix, AZ.