SOUTH CAPITOL SMILE CENTER, WASHINGTON DC
Did you know that snoring is not “normal”? It means that there is a blockage preventing proper air from getting into one’s body. In the short term, it can affect sleep, but in the long term, it can affect your major organs and life expectancy.
If you or a loved one snores, you are likely aware that snoring often accompanies fitful sleep. Severe snoring may also be a sign of a more serious problem like sleep apnea. Millions of people suffer from this condition, in which the position of the structures of the mouth obstruct air flow during sleep, causing the patient to stop breathing for up to a minute or more at a time. The quality of sleep for both the patient and their partner suffers tremendously, and if left untreated, sleep apnea can be very dangerous.
Dr. Samaddar can help patients with sleep apnea overcome their condition. After an evaluation with a Sleep Doctor or a sleep study is completed, treatment may include the use of a customized mouthpiece, which comfortably repositions the structures of the mouth, allowing for clear breathing and uninterrupted sleep. If you suffer from snoring, ask a South Capitol Smile Center team member today about sleep apnea treatment options!
*NOTE: Children also have airway issues. When your child comes in, we discuss habits, and evaluate for proper airway, tooth spacing and any facial growth discrepancies which could be indicative of a current or future issue.