Monday, June 1, 2015

snoring treatment


Oral and dental devices that help in treating sleep apnea

One way to treat excessive snoring and sleep apnea is to use dental or oral devices. These appliances are useful in correcting mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea. The good news is that these appliances are available in the office of Dr. George bardawil in Beirut,Lebanon. there are numerous options for these dental devices, and Dr. Bardawil can recommend one that suits the particular needs of the patient and fit it in the safest way.
One device that can be recommended for the sleep apnea sufferer is the mandibular advancement device. This is one of the most widely used dental appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea. It resembles a sports mouth guard in appearance and is useful in forcing the lower jaw down and forward slightly. This offers tremendous help in keeping the airway open, thereby preventing problems in breathing.
A tongue-retraining device can also be recommended to correct sleep apnea. This splint holds the tongue in the right position and works to keep the airway open. Regular dental visits are crucial because the device requires periodic adjustments or replacements.
But snoring does not signal the presence of obstructive sleep apnea all the time. There are times when the condition is triggered only by a social inconvenience. To determine whether snoring is tied to OSA, consider whether these sleep apnea symptoms are also present:
  • Pauses that take place while snoring
  • Choking or gasping that follows the pauses
  • Fighting sleepiness at work, when driving, or during the entire day
  • Rapidly falling asleep when inactive
  • Morning headaches
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Personality changes or mood swings
  • Sore throat or dry mouth after waking up
  • The need to wake up frequently to urinate
  • Breathing cessation episodes
  • Attention problems
  • Difficulty staying asleep
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