Millions of Americans – and their partners – are affected by snoring. Not only does snoring disrupt your sleep and prevent your body from getting the rest it needs, it can unfortunately be a sign of a more serious condition: Sleep Apnea.
Sleep Apnea is a potentially dangerous medical condition in which the snorer actually stops breathing for several seconds – up to two minutes. This results in decreased oxygen in the blood, which can lead to headaches and fatigue and in rare instances, sudden death.
Many people don’t realize that an experienced dentist can treat snoring and sleep apnea issues.
Dr. Neuhaus frequently uses removable oral appliances to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouth-guards, a snore guard is worn during sleep to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat, allowing the airway to remain open during sleep, preventing snoring and sleep apnea.
Our dentists will create a custom fit snore guard specifically for your mouth. You will be able to sleep comfortably with your snore guard in place. Most patients see an immediate improvement of snoring and sleep apnea symptoms by using the snore guard.
Schedule a Consultation
If snoring or sleep apnea is affecting you or your partner, Dr. Karl Neuhaus has years of experience treating snoring and sleep apnea and may be able to help. Call (716) 262-8070 or request an appointment online.