Our dentist, Dr. Michael Dab believes that practicing good dentistry means practicing good medicine, and taking care of the patient, not just addressing symptoms. Many people are unable to enjoy a healthy night’s rest because of sleep apnea. Along with keeping your partner awake at night, and keeping you from getting the rest you need, sleep apnea can create serious health risks and needs to be addressed. If you are struggling with sleep apnea in San Rafael, California, we will be happy to help!
To learn more, and to give everyone in your house a good night’s sleep (including yourself), give our office a call at 415-472-5211 and schedule an appointment. You can read more below, and here.
Our caring dentist and dental team understand that many patients (and their partners) find snoring to be a common nighttime annoyance. Snoring is typically caused by obstructions in the airway, such as collapsing tissues in the throat, large tonsils, or your tongue rolling back in your throat. As your airway muscles relax during sleep, these tissues can narrow the upper airway and result in snoring.
To ensure that you and your loved ones can sleep peacefully through the night, our dentist provides treatment for snoring. Our most common snoring treatment is oral appliance therapy. We will provide you with a custom-made oral appliance, which you wear only while you sleep. The snoring appliance works by ensuring that your airway stays open and free of obstructions while you sleep. This may be accomplished by preventing the tongue from rolling back or by holding your jaw in a position that prevents the airway tissues from collapsing. We will make certain that your custom snoring appliance fits effectively to minimize snoring and comfortably to allow you to sleep peacefully.
If you snore frequently, we encourage you to contact our office today to learn more about snoring treatment and to schedule your next visit with our dentist. We are eager to care for you!