“Snoring Isn’t Normal”
Does snoring often inhibit you or your partner from receiving a quality night’s sleep? At The Art of Dentistry, Dr. Robin Rutherford offers custom-designed oral appliances that can help dramatically reduce or even eliminate the occurrence of snoring at night. With this effective snoring solution, Dr. Rutherford can help you or a loved one achieve a sound night’s sleep to begin the day feeling rested and refreshed.
What Causes Snoring?
While you sleep, the muscles and soft tissues in your throat will relax, often causing your airway to become smaller. When this occurs, the velocity of airflow through breathing passages increases as you breathe, typically resulting in vibrations of the soft tissues and uvula against the back of the throat. The frequency at which these vibrations occur produces the snoring sound, so as the airway narrows, the vibrations increase and snoring becomes louder.
Ultimately, snoring can disrupt a good night’s sleep for you and your partner and may progress into more serious health conditions if left untreated.
Symptoms may include:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart Disease
- Gastric Reflux
- Excessive daytime sleepiness – leading to car accident
- Morning headaches
- Recent weight gain
- Awakening in the morning not feeling rested
- Awaking at night feeling confused
- Change in your level of attention, concentration, or memory
- Observed pauses in breathing during sleep
Treatment for Snoring
To help treat snoring, Dr. Rutherford can fabricate a customized oral appliance designed to fit comfortably in your mouth as you sleep. Throughout the night, this appliance should help your jaw maintain a position that enables your airway to remain open and helps prevent soft tissue from vibrating; a combination that can significantly reduce the occurrence of snoring. With a custom-designed oral appliance from Dr. Rutherford, you and your partner may once again be able to enjoy a restful night’s sleep.
Contact The Art of Dentistry
If you or a loved one are experiencing the effects of snoring, please contact The Art of Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rutherford today.