When you are asleep, there are many issues that can occur in your oral cavity that impact your dental and overall health. If you are snoring, gasping for air, grinding your teeth or clenching your jaw, you may suffer from sleep apnea or bruxism. Nocturnal oral disorders can disrupt your sleep and impact your health, smile and comfort. At Carrington Square Dental, we offer teeth grinding, snoring and sleep apnea treatment at our dental facility in Waxhaw, NC.
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that can impact your health and quality of sleep. During sleep, your airway becomes blocked, stopping your breathing throughout the night. This can cause you to gasp for air, and most people who have sleep apnea snore. People with sleep apnea are at higher risk for high blood pressure and other serious health complications.
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, is a dental disorder that can cause extensive damage to your teeth. Clenching your jaw or grinding your teeth while you sleep can damage your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and your teeth. The pressure on the teeth and jaw can wear down teeth and the joint, causing serious oral health problems.
Relief from Snoring and Teeth Grinding
To get relief from bruxism, TMJ disorders and snoring, wearing a dental mouthguard while you sleep can be the solution. Our dentists at Carrington Square Dental can discuss this form of sleep apnea treatment that can also help with TMJ disorders, snoring and teeth grinding. The customized nightguard is made to fit and protect your teeth while gently repositioning the jaw to keep the airway open. This is a much less invasive sleep apnea treatment than using a CPAP machine, and it can also remedy other oral sleeping disorders like snoring, teeth grinding and TMJ stress.
If you have bruxism, sleep apnea, TMJ or snoring issues while you sleep, come see us at Carrington Square Dental. We offer innovative bruxism and sleep apnea treatment options to protect your health and smile. Contact our dental center in Waxhaw, NC, to schedule your sleep apnea or teeth grinding consultation.