Do you often wake up in the morning feeling more exhausted than before you went to bed? Does your significant other choose to sleep a part from you due to your restlessness? Do you snore? If you answered yes to the questions above, we have a solution to help combat your snoring and sleep apnea!
While 45 percent of normal adults snore on occasion and 25 percent are regular snorers, snoring is no laughing matter. At its core, snoring is a serious medical condition that reduces sleep, leads to sleep deprivation and is connected to a series of negative health consequences. Snorers often feel tired and sleepy, have morning headaches, dry mouth, reduced blood oxygen levels and higher blood pressure. Recent research has shown that loud, severe snoring can cause serious, long-term health complications, including obstructive sleep apnea – where you stop breathing in the middle of the night.
Snoring is caused by the vibration of tissue in the back of the mouth and the throat that stretches and droops during sleep, causing the size of the airway to be reduced, which causes obstructed breathing. This obstruction leads to unpleasant nights filled with loud snoring and your spouse or partner pushing and shoving you to stop the noise.
Take back your night’s sleep with the help of Smiles by Stevens. We offer two styles of treatment using the best technology on the market.
The first option is the Pillar Procedure.
This is a simple, effective treatment to reduce sleep apnea and decrease chronic snoring. Performed in a single, short visit at our state of the art dental office, the Pillar Procedure involves placing three small, woven implants into the soft palate under local anesthesia. The implants stiffen over time, providing support to the soft palate and keeping it from drooping during sleep. The implants are designed to be invisible and don’t interfere with speaking or swallowing. Clinical studies have shown that patients experienced a significant decrease in snoring intensity and their bed partners stated their satisfaction with the reduction in snoring to be 80% or higher. Most patients noticed a significant improvement in their sleep in four to six weeks, and overall patients experienced less daytime sleepiness and significant improvements in lifestyle.
This could potentially be the best holiday gift you could give your significant other. The gift of silent sleep.
The second option is an Oral Appliance known as a Silent Device.
Silent Nite is a custom-fabricated snoring dental device that is the most affordable, non-invasive, comfortable and effective snoring solution for many snorers.
Dentist-prescribed, oral snoring prevention device, Silent Nite works by moving the lower jaw into a forward position, increasing space in the airway tube and reducing air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Special connectors are attached to upper and lower forms, which are transparent, flexible, and custom laminated with heat and pressure. The fit is excellent and comfortable, permitting small movements of the jaw and allowing uninhibited oral breathing.
Dr. Shea F. Stevens will be able to advise you whether this device could help you or your loved ones obtain better, more healthful and restful sleep. If this is the right solution for your snoring, he will provide a simple checklist that will help determine the exact design of your Silent Nite.
With these treatments, you will regain the night, sleep better and feel happier in the mornings. At Smiles By Stevens cosmetic dentistry in Lancaster, PA we are committed to providing superior service and solutions and the highest quality of dental care.
Learn more about the anti-snoring solutions by contacting our dental office today: 717.581.0123.