Snoring Treatment Philadelphia
When you fall asleep your muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of your throat can sag, which narrows the airway in your throat.
Incoming air then makes the tissue at the rear roof of the mouth (the soft palate), the flap of skin hanging from the palate (uvula) and the throat vibrate – a sound we know as snoring. Snoring is the most obvious clue that your air passages may be partially or wholly blocked.
Should You Be Worried About Snoring?
Just because someone is snoring doesn’t necessarily mean they have Sleep Apnea. Snoring is often no greater a problem than the annoying noise it creates. But loud snoring can be an indicator of a more serious condition. According to the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, about 50 percent of people who snore loudly have Sleep Apnea.
If you have any concerns about your snoring or the snoring of a loved one, the best way to get peace of mind (and peace and quiet) is to schedule an Initial Consultation with Dr. Siegel. He has successfully treated patients for both Sleep Apnea and snoring.
If you live in the Philadelphia area and have questions about snoring treatment, call now to schedule a Sleep Consultation with Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or request an appointment online.
How Dr. Siegel Can Help Patients Who Snore
Dr. Siegel often treats snoring with oral anti-snoring appliances that are worn in the mouth during the night. The SomnoDent MAS is a custom-fitted appliance that goes over the lower and upper teeth. It fits comfortably and looks something like a sports mouth guard.
The appliance stops your snoring by moving the jaw slightly forward which keeps the airway in the mouth and throat unobstructed. This simple treatment is usually enough to keep you breathing normally through the night while you sleep. In almost all cases, the appliance effectively stops snoring.
If you're in the Philadelphia area and you're interested in an anti-snoring appliance, call now to schedule a Sleep Consultation with Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or click here to request an appointment online.
Come See Dr. Siegel About Your Snoring
While snoring may seem harmless, it can lead to more serious health conditions. Many adults snore which can cause short-term fatigue and irritability, if not for themselves, for their bed partner. But over time, those restless nights caused by snoring can increase the risk of more serious medical problems. Snoring is also an indicator of Sleep Apnea, a condition that should not be ignored.
Getting a good night’s sleep is important to your overall health and wellbeing. A quiet night without snoring means a better night’s sleep for you and the people around you. With Dr. Siegel’s non-invasive treatments available, it makes sense to see him about treatment options for your snoring.
Call now to schedule a Sleep Consultation with Philadelphia snoring treatment dentist, Dr. Siegel at 610-272-0828 or request an appointment online.