If You Snore, It May Be Time for Sleep Apnea Treatment

snoring husband in bedWhen bedtime rolls around, there’s just about nothing worse than sleeping next to someone who snores. And if you are the snorer, it can be just as stressful knowing you are keeping your partner (and anyone else who may be nearby) awake all night. Are you dealing with a snoring problem? It may be time for sleep apnea treatment in Lititz.

Why Do People Snore?

Snoring occurs when the soft tissues in the throat collapse and block the proper flow of air through the throat at night. This can be the result of something temporary, like a cold or sinus issue or a night of heavy drinking, or it can be a more chronic issue. Persistent snoring can be caused by being overweight or obese, having a deviated septum, taking certain medications, and other factors. If you are someone who snores loudly and persistently more often than not, you may need to see a professional to find a solution that will work.

How Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Help

The first step to finding a solution with sleep apnea treatment is seeking a diagnosis. Once you have received a diagnosis from a general doctor or a sleep clinician, it’s time to schedule an appointment with a dentist offering sleep apnea treatment.  It may surprise you that a dentist is the person to turn to for this type of service, but as an expert in everything related to your mouth, there is perhaps no one better prepared to help you stop snoring than a trained sleep dentist.

People who snore chronically can often benefit from sleep apnea treatment with a customized oral appliance. This is a removable device that works by repositioning the jaw to prevent its collapse and help you breathe without interruption throughout the night. An oral appliance can be customized to your unique oral anatomy to ensure comfort and success.

Professional Treatment + Lifestyle Tweaks

Patients are usually the most successful in overcoming snoring and sleep apnea when they make certain lifestyle changes in addition to seeking professional treatment. Some of the things you may want to consider to help yourself overcome snoring include:

  • Losing weight through vigorous exercise, improved diet, and a healthier lifestyle
  • Reducing alcohol consumption, especially right before bed
  • Quitting tobacco
  • Cutting back on caffeine, especially in the late afternoon and evening

To conclude, if you’re someone who snores, you’ve got to be as sick of it as your partner is. But there is a solution! Don’t hesitate to seek a diagnosis for sleep apnea and then visit a sleep dentist in Lititz soon after. Everyone deserves to enjoy the comfort and relaxation of a full night’s rest, every single night!

Meet the Practice

Mor Smiles offers comprehensive dentistry as well as specialty services, including sleep apnea treatment, for patients in and around Lititz. If you or your partner are struggling as a result of chronic snoring or have just received a sleep apnea diagnosis, you are invited to contact the office at (717) 340 – 0478.

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Meet Gretchen

Gretchen was told by her last Dentist that she should have all her teeth pulled and replaced with dentures. Her mother had dentures and she couldn’t even imagine not having her own teeth. She knew she was going to need a lot of work if she wanted to keep her teeth and wanted to do as few appointments as possible. Dr. Moriarty suggested IV sedation and Gretchen agreed that this was her best option. She couldn’t believe how easy the appointments were and wished she would have started the process sooner.

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Meet Adam

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Meet Elizabeth

Liz suffered from severe dental phobia. She hadn’t been to the Dentist in years and just couldn’t delay dental care one more day. She was very self-conscious about her smile. She was in constant pain and she couldn’t chew her food. She wanted a natural smile and requested that all of her treatment be done with IV sedation. Liz is now very confident with her new smile and is no longer fearful of dentistry.

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Iris suffered from a chronic condition that kept her isolated in her home for years. She sent an email to the office expressing how embarrassed and afraid she was to come in for care. Dr. Moriarty assured her that he would help her and his office was judgment free. Iris knew she needed a lot of work and would only consent to treatment if she could be sedated. After her initial consultation appointment, she was scheduled to get started. All of her treatment was completed in two visits under IV sedation. She is so grateful to Dr. Moriarty, not only did he change her smile, he changed her life!

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Meet Joe

Joe never really thought about his teeth. But as he got older, he noticed his teeth were falling apart. His goal was to have a younger smile which reflected his spirit. Dr. Moriarty placed all porcelain crowns on four of his upper front teeth. The result, the more youthful smile he desired.

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Meet Sara

Sara came into the office for her preventive cleaning. She was getting married in six months and confessed that she didn’t love her smile. She wanted to make some improvements before she got married. Dr. Moriarty completed two all porcelain crowns for her in just two visits. Sara was thrilled with the results and her smile was radiant in all of her wedding photos.

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Meet Darlene

Darlene called the office at 9:00 am on a Wednesday morning. She hadn’t been to the dentist in 10 years and her front tooth broke. She was embarrassed and needed help immediately. She came to the office an hour later and left smiling. Darlene started the process of fixed bridge work, teeth that she brushes in her mouth. She knows she has other needs and vows that she will never miss a checkup appointment again!

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Meet Pamela

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