Snoring is something that a large number of the population do without feeling that it is anything more than a breathing issue during sleep. Instead, snoring could actually be a symptom of sleep apnea, a major problem that affects many people who go undiagnosed for a long period of time before their particular medical condition is diagnosed. The treatment of sleep apnea begins with a visit to a physician and is often then completed when obstructive sleep apnea is diagnosed by our dentists in South Charlotte.
Sleep apnea can take three different forms, central sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea and complex sleep apnea. Many people snore and believe they have sleep apnea so simply ask for a dental mouthpiece for snoring to help treat the symptoms of their medical condition. However, it is important to have a detailed sleep study done to determine which form of sleep apnea is present before embarking on a sleep apnea dental treatment. Once a definite diagnosis of obstructive sleep apnea has been made our dentists in South Charlotte can produce a dental mouthpiece to reduce snoring, without a diagnosis the other forms of sleep apnea can result in many side effects, including death.
The FDA has approved sleep apnea dental treatment for obstructive sleep apnea after a diagnosis has been provided by a physician, because of the danger of using a mouthpiece for other forms of sleep apnea all mouthpieces are custom made. A custom made dental mouthpiece has been shown to have a greater level of success than those produced in prefabricated molds, which means the use of custom made mouthpieces to reduce snoring is always a good idea for those looking for a dentist in South Charlotte.
There are still dangers and problems associated with the use of a dental mouthpiece for snoring, which can include the chance that snoring may be reduced but sleep apnea still occurs. Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth is also possible as grinding the teeth with the mouthpiece on place can be done without the wearer knowing it happens when they are sleeping. There are other potential side effects, however, the chance to reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea with the help of dentists in South Charlotte should be researched in the form of a dental mouthpiece. Coupled with other forms of sleep apnea treatment, a mouthpiece can aid sleep and reduce snoring.