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Macon Smiles is a proud provider of comprehensive dental care suitable for all ages. Our skilled team is trained to administer a full range of treatments, from teeth whitening to laser dentistry, dentures to veneers, and everything in between all the while creating a warm and welcoming environment for all patients. One of Macon Smiles many specialties is relieving snoring.
The Problem with Snoring Conditions
A full night of sleep is essential to one’s well-being, but when you or a loved one suffers from frequent snoring, you may find that you rarely wake up refreshed and ready to take on the day. With the help of Dr. Shah, your Forsyth dentist, you can take care of your snoring problem and return to restful sleeping habits once again.
The Causes of Snoring
Snoring is common in many households, but can become a problem when it affects the health of the sufferer, as well as those who live under the same roof. The vibrations of air passing through the hard and soft tissue palates cause people to snore, especially when passageways are narrow. Some of the most common factors that increase snoring include the following:
- Alcohol use
- Poor tongue muscle tone
- Deviated septum
- Sleep apnea
The severity of snoring can vary from person to person, but conditions like sleep apnea can cause the reduction of oxygen in the blood stream, and may cause further health issues.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
Determining whether sleep apnea is causing your snoring can be the first step in correcting the issue. Dr. Shah may suggest undergoing a sleep study, such as a polysonogram, in order to achieve a correct diagnosis. Leaving apnea untreated can lead to a wide range of health problems, including stroke, high blood pressure, daytime sleepiness, memory loss, mood changes and drowsy driving.
For those suffering from sleep apnea, there are several dental treatment options that may be able to help, including the following:
- Oral appliances
By working closely with a trained dental professional, you may be able to identify the ideal treatment for your specific case.
Fix Your Snoring Problem Today
If you have any questions about Macon Smiles snoring therapy, or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us online or give us a call at 478-757-8714. A return to restful sleep is just a visit to Macon Smiles away.
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