Do you wake up several times in the night, with a headache or jaw pain, or seemingly for no reason at all? This is a common problem that often has a lot to do with oral health.
There are two major causes of sleep disorder that can be treated through modern dentistry.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (Partially Collapsed Airway)
This happens when the soft tissue in the rear of your throat falls back and closes the airway during sleep. As a result:
Bruxism (Teeth Grinding or Clenching)
This happens unconsciously while you’re asleep and can cause significant stress on your jaw. As a result:
There are several options available in custom appliances designed to keep your airway open while you sleep, prevent snoring or prevent teeth grinding.
Custom sleep appliances are solutions to aid in more restful and better quality sleep, pain relief, and a pleased sleeping partner!
At your initial consultation here at Harbor Point Dentistry, we will first listen carefully as you describe your symptoms. We will then suggest all your options so you can make an informed decision. Let us show you how to achieve better sleep through dentistry!