Franklin TN Dentistry Offers Testing and Treatment of Snoring
Why is my dentist asking if I snore?
Aspen Grove Dental now offers a free sleep study to all of our patients to determine the right solution for your snoring problem. You trust us with your smile and we are honored to extend that same trusted care to help you achieve better health through a better nights sleep!
Is snoring a serious problem?
Snoring is often a symptom of a much more serious issue – sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a common disorder causing breathing pauses while you sleep. These breathing pauses may last for 10 seconds or longer and occur 30 times or more in an hour! The breathing irregularity is due to blocked or narrowed airways that may be caused by
- excess tissue in the throat or nasal passages
- large tonsils
- a large tongue
- the structure of the jaw
What is a sleep study?
Aspen Grove Dental Associates offers a free home sleep study to all of our patients. Home sleep testing is a recognized procedure for the diagnosis of sleep-disordered breathing. Aspen Grove uses industry standard portable monitoring devices to test for chronic snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. The monitoring device will be used for two complete nights:
- One night to establish a baseline assessment of sleep-disordered breathing
- One night to establish the level of improvement and monitor the effectiveness of your treatment
What is the treatment?
A highly effective treatment option is the use of an oral appliance worn during sleep to support the jaw in a forward position, allowing the upper airway to stay open. Wearing an oral appliance can offer relief and allow you and your partner to rest better.
Aspen Grove Dental Associates uses state of the art OPTIsleep digital technology to design your oral appliance. OPTIsleep is the only oral appliance that is planned and created using a completely digital process.
Using 3d software your doctor can visualize problems with your airway. Through digital planning, OPTIsleep technology provides:
- A high level of accuracy
- Protection of mandibular joints
- A durable, comfortable appliance
- Control of loud snoring
- Sealing of your lips so can breathe normally through your nose
- Freedom to open the mouth to speak or drink while wearing the appliance
Don't continue to allow you or your partner’s sleep to suffer because of snoring, call today to set up a consultation. We are here to help!