Sleep Apnea Treatment
For some, a restful night’s sleep is difficult to achieve. If you have an oral condition that causes you to snore, grind your teeth or stop breathing while you are sleeping, nighttime can be anything but restful. Sleep apnea, bruxism (teeth grinding) and snoring can all impact your health. At Laguna West Dental Care in Elk Grove, we help our patients suffering from these conditions get more restful sleep and protect their health with customized dental nightguards.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a common problem that can jeopardize your health. When your airway becomes blocked during sleep, this is a form of sleep apnea that can delay or stop breathing. One treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is using a dental nightguard. Our dentist can create a customized nightguard that helps adjust your jaw position to keep your airway open while you sleep. This can help minimize the ill health effects of sleep apnea and has the added benefit of reducing snoring, a common symptom of this condition.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
Those who snore or grind their teeth in their sleep can be annoying to anyone who shares their bed. Beyond the noise nuisance, snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea that can affect your health, and teeth grinding can harm your teeth. A dental nightguard helps with both of these sleep disorders, reducing snoring and protecting teeth from excessive pressure and friction from bruxism. Our dentist can create a customized nightguard that fits comfortably and will help you and your loved ones get a better night’s sleep.
If you have trouble sleeping due to snoring, teeth grinding or sleep apnea, contact our team at Laguna West Dental Care to schedule a consultation. A customized mouthguard may be what you need to protect your oral and overall health.