Snoring & Sleep Apnea Therapy in Marietta
Sleep apnea and snoring affect millions of patients and their loved ones every night. As a result, you or someone close to you may be missing out on some much-deserved rest on a nightly basis.
Thankfully, sleep apnea and snoring can be successfully treated with a simple, non-invasive solution known as oral appliance therapy. With oral appliance therapy, you can avoid painful or expensive surgery. Instead, you can receive the care you deserve with a simple, low-cost mouthpiece made just for you.
How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Work?
The most common form of sleep apnea is known as obstructive sleep apnea. OSA is caused by a blocked airway. In most cases, this blockage results from the tongue or lower jaw relaxing and closing off your air passage while you sleep. Besides preventing air from reaching the lungs, this blockage also causes that familiar sound we associate with snoring.
Your custom-made oral appliance will prevent the jaw and lower tongue from dropping back into your throat while you sleep. As a result, your airway will remain open improving your ability to sleep and reducing snoring.
Call or visit our Marietta, GA dental office to learn more about oral appliance therapy or to schedule a time to be fitted for an appliance.