Millions of Americans – and their partners – are affected by snoring. Snoring disrupts your sleep and prevents your body from getting the rest it needs, but it can also be a sign of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous medical condition in which the snorer stops breathing for several seconds – up to two minutes. This results in decreased oxygen in the blood, leading to headache, fatigue, and sudden death in rare instances. However, many people don’t realize that an experienced dentist can treat snoring and sleep apnea issues as a dental concern.
Treat Snoring in Amherst, NY
Dr. Neuhaus frequently uses removable oral appliances to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Similar to orthodontic retainers or sports mouthguards, 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 in snoring and sleep apnea symptoms by using the snore guard.
Call Our Dental Office Today
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.