Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you snore, grind your teeth or suffer from sleep apnea? These oral nocturnal issues can be at best annoying, and at worst, harmful to your health. At Alluvial Dental Center, we strive to help our patients improve their oral and overall health. We offer dental treatments for sleep apnea, snoring and teeth grinding in the form of dental nightguards.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a serious health condition where the airway becomes blocked when you are sleeping. This can stop your breathing while you are asleep, causing you to gasp for air and results in snoring. This can disrupt your sleep and leave you feeling unrested, even if you slept for plenty of hours. A dental nightguard is one treatment option that can shift the jaw to keep the airway open. It will help give you a more restful night of sleep.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Two other nocturnal oral issues are snoring and teeth grinding. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, but that is not always the case. Many people who snore can find relief, and so can their sleep partners, by using a nightguard. It can open the airway and help the snorer breathe easier and sleep quieter through the night.
Teeth grinding, also called bruxism, can ruin your teeth and cause problems with your jaw joint, often leading to TMJ/TMD. A nightguard protects the teeth while sleeping and helps reduce pressure on the jaw to protect it from damage.
At Alluvial Dental Center, we can create a customized dental nightguard that is comfortable and will help you overcome your nocturnal oral health issues. Whether you snore, have sleep apnea or suffer from bruxism, we can help find a treatment to protect your teeth and oral health. Contact our office in Fresno today to schedule your consultation to learn more about treatment options.