Many times, snoring is considered a nuisance, but it can be a sign of a more serious issue known as obstructive sleep apnea. Blocked airways cause snoring. During sleep, the tongues falls backward and can block the airway. To obtain air, the body struggles causing vibrations. Those vibrations are what we call snoring.
This deprivation of oxygen causes people to feel tired when they wake, and can happen as many as 30 to 60 times per night. In addition, lower levels of oxygen put a tremendous strain on the circulatory system and heart.
At Maplewood Laser Dentistry, we make sure your situation is completely addressed by giving you an objective assessment. Then, after a physician, referral, you can receive a complete dental examination to discuss all your options.