Snoring Can Leave You Facing Tooth Loss, But We Can Help
Posted on 3/20/2019 by Canyon Oral and Facial Surgery
Sometimes snoring is just an annoyance, but there are many times that it points to something worse. If you snore, you should mention it to us the next time that you come in for an appointment.
We want to make sure that your snoring is not part of a larger issue, and that it will not lead to tooth loss.
Bruxism is also known as teeth grinding. People who grind their teeth at night are risking all kinds of damage to their teeth, including potential tooth loss. The good news about teeth grinding is that there are things that we can do to help with the problem. Often all that it takes is a special mouthguard that will be worn at night. That could fix the problem with bruxism, and also help you to stop snoring.
Snoring is often a sign of sleep apnea. This is when someone misses breaths while they sleep. There are some types of sleep apnea that will not require a dental visit, but if you have obstructed sleep apnea you will want to see us. With obstructed sleep apnea, there is something obstructing your airway while you sleep. A dental appliance might make all the difference.
A dry mouth is a sign of sleep apnea, and over time a dry mouth can lead to tooth loss. Sleep apnea can also affect many other aspects of your life. If you have obstructed sleep apnea, we want to work with your ear, nose, and throat specialist to find the right solution for your situation.
No matter why you snore, it is a good idea to mention it to us. We will rule out dental issues and will also make sure that your teeth are strong and not affected by the snoring.