Nearly everyone snores from time to time, and about half of the population snores regularly. Snoring may or may not be a serious problem, but when it interferes with breathing or is a nuisance to those who sleep nearby, it may be time for an intervention. Cochran Family Dental of Ashburn, Virginia can evaluate your snoring disorder and help find the best treatment option for you.
Snoring is often the natural result of the relaxation of the airway during sleep. When we fall asleep, the structures of the mouth, such as the soft palate, vibrate because we don’t consciously control them, and there is turbulence as air flows through the back of the throat. An anti-snoring mouth guard helps by bringing the jaw forward, opening the airway and reducing turbulence for a quiet night’s sleep.
There are different types of snore guards that address different aspects of snoring anatomy, and some are more effective than others. The Mandibular Advancement Device, or MAD, moves the mandible, or lower jaw, forward to reduce vibration of mouth structures. There are also Tongue Stabilizing Devices, or TSDs, which realign the tongue to open the airway. Cochran Family Dental of Ashburn, Virginia can evaluate your unique snoring issue to determine what type works best for you.
If your snoring interferes with breathing and a snore guard is found by your insurance company to be a medical necessity, your medical insurance may cover the cost. In any case, Cochran Family Dental can let you know and will provide a plan of treatment with all estimated costs for you before any treatment is started.
If snoring is a concern for you, call to schedule an appointment with Cochran Family Dental of Ashburn, Virginia today. Our professional dentists are sensitive to the fact that snoring can be a real problem and will help you solve it. Call us at 703-771-9034 and let us find the best solution for you.