If you or a loved one suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, Woodruff Family Dental offers treatment and appliances that can help get you back to sound sleep. Our team cares about your well-being, and Dr. Tim Woodruff, Dr. Randy Woodruff, Dr. Leonard and Dr. Robert Kaloghirou can give you a personalized analysis and treatment. For more information about snoring and sleep apnea therapy in Jonesboro, Arkansas, or to set up your consultation with our caring dentists, please contact us today at 870-972-8190.
Snoring is typically caused by obstructions in the airway, such as collapsing tissue in the throat, large tonsils, or our tongue rolling back in your throat. Our most common snoring treatment is oral appliance therapy. We will provide you with a custom-made oral appliance, which you wear while you sleep. The snoring appliance works by ensuring that your airway stays open and free of obstructions while you sleep. We will make certain that your custom snoring appliance fits effectively to minimize snoring and to allow you to sleep comfortably.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway. Untreated sleep apnea can contribute to several serious health conditions, including heart disease, high blood pressure, and liver problems.
Sleep apnea must be diagnosed by a sleep physician. We recommend that you talk to our dentist, as well as your physician if you suffer from the symptoms of sleep apnea. Common signs of sleep apnea include:
- Extreme drowsiness during the day
- Personality changes and irritability
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Waking up with a very dry or sore throat
- Frequent morning headaches
Sleep apnea treatment may depend on the severity of the condition. Our dentist may recommend a simple oral appliance if you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. The appliance works to treat obstructive sleep apnea by fitting over your teeth and keeping your airway open while you sleep. It can work by preventing the tongue from blocking the air passage or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents airway blockages during sleep. For more information on sleep apnea treatment, we welcome you to call or visit our dental practice today. We are committed to helping you improve your health!