You might not consider snoring a dental health issue, but the truth is that many cases of it involve some form of abnormality with your mouth and/or throat tissues. Therefore, your oral health expert may be your best chance at finding a solution to stop snoring. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize this, and so they may go years suffering from their snoring before finally seeking appropriate treatment. Today, we test your knowledge of your snoring habit with a few true or false questions.
Snoring is caused by an airway blockage
True – The sound that you recognize as snoring is caused by violently vibrating tissues in your throat, which are a result of heightened air pressure due to a blocked airway. As oral tissues collapse into it, the airway grows smaller and smaller, and the air passes through it grows stronger and louder.
Without sleep apnea, snoring is harmless
False – Sleep apnea is a condition in which your airway blockage becomes so severe that you stop breathing completely. Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, but even those who don’t may experience high risks of chronic disease due to cardiovascular probems.
Snoring can’t be cured, just treated
False – Because snoring often originates with oral tissues, many patients can find lasting relief with a custom-designed oral appliance. Others can cure their snoring by undergoing laser treatment to trim away any excessive oral tissues.
Find Out if You Need Snoring Treatment
Whether you occasionally snore or do so every night, your overall health and wellbeing can benefit significantly if you seek treatment to stop. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Lathrop Dental Center in Katy, TX at 832-437-3849. We proudly welcome patients and families from Katy, Fulshear, Weston Lakes, Simonton, Richmond, Rosenberg, Brookshire, Wallis, Orchard, Cypress, Sealy, Columbus, and all surrounding communities.