Snoring is one of the most-often misunderstood phenomena, and many people will neglect to seek appropriate treatment options to stop snoring. Unfortunately, that neglect can lead to increasing risks of systemic health issues, especially if snoring is indicative of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Marked by loud snoring, OSA occurs when your airway is blocked by over-relaxed or abnormally-sized oral tissues. The blockage causes snoring to grow increasingly louder, until your breathing is prohibited completely. When your body panics and wakes up enough to start breathing, it can interrupt your sleep cycle and lead to symptoms of sleep deprivation. Often, we can help alleviate OSA and the snoring that accompanies it with a non-invasive, custom-designed oral appliance.
A Less Intrusive Alternative to CPAP
Because snoring and obstructive sleep apnea often involve oral tissues and muscles clogging your airway, the most effective treatment is to keep the airway clear as you sleep. In many cases, a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can help maintain enough air pressure to keep your airway open. For some people, however, this machine is cumbersome and intrusive, and does not allow them to sleep as comfortably as they should.
As an alternative, Doctors Naminik, Hirsch, and Koshki offer a non-intrusive solution – a custom-designed mouth piece that you can wear at night. The mouthguard holds your lower jaw in a slightly forward position to prevent airway blockage while you sleep, without the cumbersome weight and noise of a traditional CPAP machine.
Visit Us in Woodland Hills, CA
Dr. Arjang Naminik, Dr. Ken Hirsch, and Dr. Moeiz Koshki combine a wide range of expertise to provide all of our patients with comprehensive dental health care in a warm, welcoming, and comfortable environment. To take advantage of our services, schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA, today at (818) 347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.