Treatment for Troubled Nighttime Breathing
Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) often includes the symptoms of loud snoring and daytime sleepiness. Our patients who suffer from this disorder may struggle to stay asleep and could wake with a sore throat. In the end, these patients find that their ability to concentrate and recall memories has been impaired. The dentist will discuss your symptoms and may prescribe the use of snore guards to counteract the effects of this disorder.
We Can Help You Achieve Better Sleep
Charleston Family Dentistry is ready to offer you solutions. Treatment for sleep apnea may include some corrective steps you can take at home in addition to the use of special devices. Are you looking for a solution for snoring that will help stop disrupting your family’s sleep at night? We can fit you for a Silent Night Anti-Snoring mouth guard. We work closely with our Charleston, South Carolina patients to determine the source of their problems and provide the most appropriate diagnoses and solutions. Give us a call at 843-212-7175 to get relief. We can also discuss the benefits of teeth whitening.
The dangers of snoring- More than 80 million North Americans snore. Taking into account the snorer's spouse and children, as many as 160 million people are negatively affected by snoring. And snoring doesn't merely interrupt your sleep cycle. Their struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure, which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk for stroke. At certain levels of severity, complete blockage of the airway space by the soft tissues and the tongue can occur. If this period of asphyxiation lasts longer than 10 seconds, it is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a medical condition with serious long-term effects.
Silent Night SL positions the lower jaw forward using special S-shaped connectors that are attached to the upper and lower trays. These trays are comprised of a soft inner layer with a hard outer layer that is durable and BPA-free. To determine the patient's starting anteriorization, a bite registration should be taken using the SL-protrusion gauge. Silent Nite SL is a custom-fabricated dental device that moves the lower jaw info a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibrations. Special Slide-Link connectors are attached to a transparent flexible upper and lower splints. The splints are custom laminated with heat and pressure to the dentist's model of the mouth. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw (TMJ) and allowing uninhibited oral breathing. The Silent Nite SL device prevents snoring by opening the airway and making breathing easier.