No one likes to share a bedroom with a snorer. Outside of the noise that snoring can contribute to, snoring may also be an indication of a bigger problem such as obstructive sleep apnea. Sometimes, it is a singular problem all on its own. After patients have spoken with a physician and have ruled out conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, they can work with Dr. Heather F. Fleschler of Houston, TX to treat their snoring with the use of an oral appliance.
Oral appliance therapy for snoring
There are many over-the-counter solutions available for snorers. However, most of them do not provide a solution that works effectively. With the use of an oral appliance from the dentist, patients are able to find a treatment option that can keep the snoring away! Oral appliance therapy is the use of a specialized mouthguard that is worn at night while patients sleep to keep the airways open and reduce or even eliminate snoring spells from patients who are unknowingly bothering their bed partners. These appliances are custom-made for patients and are made of medical-grade plastics that are smooth and comfortable.
What if snoring is related to obstructive sleep apnea?
Our team understands the dynamics of conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea, and we know that snoring is only one part of the problem. With obstructive sleep apnea, a blockage is often the cause of the problem. This blockage may be caused by the tongue falling back into the throat or excess fat around the neck area that makes it difficult for the patient to breathe properly while they sleep. Oral appliance therapy can also assist with these problems and help patients get the restful sleep they need to feel their best every day and function properly for work, school, and other activities.
Interested in treating your snoring concerns?
Contact Dr. Heather F. Fleschler and her team of professionals today by calling (713) 660-6500 and visiting the practice, conveniently located at 5252 Westchester Street, Ste. #200 in Houston, Texas. Our practice is committed to helping new and existing patients in achieving the smile they’ve always wanted while treating necessary concerns in the process.