Why you Should See a Dentist to Help Stop Snoring
Written by Devonshire Place Dental Practice for Doctify
Snoring. Comical? Sometimes. Annoying? Always. This common nighttime occurrence can prevent sleep, both in the snorer and their partner. So, who should you go and see to fix this particular problem? The answer might surprise you… Or it would if you hadn’t read the title of this article.
What is happening when you snore?
Snoring is caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the throat and behind the tongue. Studies indicate that at least 30% of adults snore and it is a major factor in sleep disturbance, leading to stress, lack of energy, poor concentration, mood swings, and irritability. In the long term, snoring can also lead to high blood pressure and heart problems.
Snoring tends to be at its worst during the deepest stages of sleep, roughly 90 minutes after falling asleep. Snoring is usually at its loudest when the person is sleeping on their back.
Why should you see a dentist?
A dentist who is trained in treating sleeping disorders can carry out a full examination and discuss your areas of concern. Following a consultation, your dentist will be able to recommend the best course of treatment.
What is the recommended treatment?
Your dentist may recommend a course of treatment such as the Somnowell Chrome device, which is one of the most well researched and proven methods for controlling both snoring and sleep apnoea. With a success rate of 93-96%, the Somnowell Chrome is the first device made from chrome cobalt alloy and is therefore very small and comfortable. It is tailor-made to fit you perfectly and meet your individual needs. It is also extremely durable and hygienic.
Can any dentist provide anti snoring treatment?
No, you will need to see a Specialist who has been trained in treating sleep disorders. Dr Nick Lewis at Devonshire Place Dental Practice is a highly experienced specialist who has successfully treated many patients with anti-snoring devices. Dr Lewis is a Platinum Provider of Somnowell anti-snoring devices.
I have been practicing dental sleep medicine for over 10 years and can confidently state that the Somnowell device is the most comfortable oral appliance available for the treatment of OSA. It eliminates the three main complaints patients have with plastic devices: 1. Foul odor 2. Obstructed tongue space 3. Uncomfortable and bulky. I wear my Somnowell every night. Dr. John L Farringer III, DDS, Board Certified, The American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
I have been working in a major sleep studies unit, fitting a variety of mandibular advancement splints, for the last 17 years. The Somnowell appliance is by far the best appliance I have ever used. Some of my long-standing patients who have struggled with other custom-made splints have converted to the Somnowell and have been amazed at how easy it is to wear and how successful it is in curing their snoring and sleep apnoea. Dr. Lindsay Winchester, Specialist Orthodontist from a Major Sleep Centre
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