Although snoring can be harmless, it can also be a sign of sleep apnea which occurs when the tongue falls back into the throat during sleep and blocks the airway. Untreated, sleep apnea can contribute to excessive daytime sleepiness as well as an increased risk from high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity, and driving accidents. This life-threatening condition can be treated in the dental office with a custom-fitted oral appliance.
If you snore, wake gasping for air, or show other signs of a sleep disorder, you may need a sleep test. Request an appointment or call our office to schedule a personal consultation during your next visit.