Learn about snoring treatments with our dentist
Does someone in your home snore? Do you? This problem can keep everyone in a household from getting a healthy night’s rest, including the one doing the snoring. Dr. Sandra L. MacDonald may recommend a visit to our office discuss snoring treatments in Plymouth, Massachusetts, to bring peaceful nights back to your home. We invite you to call 508-830-3339 to schedule your visit with our dentist.
What is snoring?
Our caring dentist and team understand that many patients (and their partners) find snoring to be a common nighttime annoyance. Snoring is typically caused by obstructions in the airway, such as collapsing tissues in the throat, large tonsils or the tongue rolling back in the throat. As airway muscles relax during sleep, these tissues can narrow the upper airway and result in snoring.
Get treated for snoring with a custom-made oral appliance
To ensure that you and your loved ones can sleep peacefully through the night, our dentist may recommend a snoring treatment. Our most common snoring treatment is oral appliance therapy. For this treatment, we will provide you with a custom-made oral appliance, which you wear only while you sleep. The snoring appliance works by ensuring that your airway stays open and free of obstructions while you sleep. This may be accomplished by preventing the tongue from rolling back or holding your jaw in a position that prevents the airway tissues from collapsing. We will make certain that your custom snoring appliance fits effectively and comfortably to minimize snoring and allow you to sleep peacefully.