Snoring Treatment

Smile Perfector Dental Group -  - Cosmetic Dentist

Smile Perfector Dental Group

Cosmetic Dentists located in Carthay, Los Angeles, CA

Has your snoring caused a rift between you and your household, or you and your sleep? If so, find out if snoring treatment at Smile Perfector Dental Group, led by David Shouhed, DDS, in the Carthay neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, is right for you. Dr. Shouhed and his team offer noninvasive, customized solutions to relieve your snoring and restore your rest. To learn more, reach out over the phone or via the online booking tool today.

Snoring Treatment Q & A

What is snoring treatment?

Snoring is a grating, harsh noise that emerges from your throat as you sleep when your throat tissues vibrate. Snoring can rob you of rest and disrupt the sleep of those around you.

Snoring treatment is a non-surgical intervention to help you to snore less and sleep soundly at night. Dr. Shouhed and the team at Smile Perfector Dental Group most often perform snoring treatment via oral appliance therapy.

In this context, oral appliances are prosthetics that you wear at night to keep your airways open and obstruction-free while you sleep.

Usually, oral appliances do so by holding your lower jaw in a forward position that stops your airway tissues from collapsing. They can also hold your jaw in place to keep your tongue from falling back and blocking your airway.

With your airways open, you and your loved ones can get a more restful night’s sleep.

The practice custom designs every oral appliance to make sure it is as effective and comfortable as possible.


Who needs snoring treatment?

Most people snore occasionally, but if chronic snoring is keeping you or your loved ones up at night, you may benefit from snoring treatment. 

Moderate to severe snoring may also indicate that you have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a potentially serious condition that you can also manage with snoring treatment. Symptoms of OSA in adults include:

  • Reported pauses in your breathing during sleep
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Morning headaches
  • Sore throat when you wake up
  • Excessive sleepiness during the daytime
  • Gasping or choking at night
  • Nighttime chest pain
  • Restless sleeping
  • High blood pressure

You’re also more likely to snore and need snoring treatment if you have a nasal condition like a deviated septum, or if you’re overweight, a man, or a habitual drinker. 


How can snoring treatment help with sleep apnea?

If Dr. Shouhed determines that you have sleep apnea, he may prescribe you a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine to treat both your sleep apnea and your snoring.

CPAP machines keep your upper airways open all night by delivering pressurized air into your lungs via a mask that goes over your nose and mouth. While CPAP machines take some getting used to, they’re highly effective and very reliable.

If your family is fed up with your snoring, or you’re exhausted from poor sleep, find out how snoring treatment can improve your quality of life. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Shouhed, reach out to Smile Perfector Dental Group online or over the phone today.

 

 

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