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If you or your partner snores, you’re probably eager to find a solution that allows you to enjoy a restful night’s sleep again. Not only can snoring keep you awake at night, but it can also make you tired during the day, and hinder your quality of life. Moreover, snoring can cause other serious medical complications if left untreated.
The muscles in your throat relax while you sleep. The relaxed muscles cause your airway to partially close, and the walls of the throat begin to vibrate as you breathe. This vibration of the soft tissue causes the characteristic sound of snoring.
People snore for a number of reasons:
In addition to noisy, rattling breathing during sleep, snoring can also result in:
When you meet with one of our caring and experienced dentists in Mill Hill, you’ll be asked about your snoring and your symptoms. Together we’ll come up with the perfect plan of treatment.
Depending on the cause of your snoring, you may have to modify your lifestyle by changing your sleeping position, treating allergies, and avoiding alcohol in the evenings. In some cases, surgery on the nose, back of the throat or roof of the mouth is necessary.
Our dental practice in Mill Hill offers an impressive choice of mouthpieces, called Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS). These mouthpieces are worn at night time to treat snoring. They work by preventing your lower jaw from dropping back while you sleep, which stops your airway from closing. Our snoring solutions include:
Your dentist in Mill Hill can help determine the best mouthpiece for you.
If you would like us to help with your snoring problem, please get in touch with our dental surgery in Mill Hill today!