Snore guards, also called snoring mouthguards or mandibular advancement devices (MADs), are oral appliances that keep your airways open as you sleep, thus preventing snoring.
Snoring is a prevalent condition that affects millions of people across the world. Where it is severe and persistent, snoring can cause sleep disturbance and fatigue to the sufferer as well as the person who has to share a room with them.
Randolph Dental Group can help you reclaim restful nights by making a custom snore guard for you. Custom snore guards offer a better fit and superior comfort compared to over-the-counter mouthpieces.
If you snore at night, it could be a result of one or several reasons, including nasal congestion, allergies, weight issues, alcohol consumption, sinuses, and the anatomy of your mouth. Occasional snoring isn’t usually serious enough to warrant professional attention. However, if you snore persistently and begin to experience excessive fatigue, gasping for air at night, morning headaches, and difficulty concentrating, then you should see our dentist.
Our dentist will assess you to determine the underlying factors causing you to snore. Some individuals snore because they have what is referred to as obstructive sleep apnea. Obstructive sleep apnea, abbreviated OSA, is a severe sleep disorder caused by chronic obstruction or blockage of your airways while you sleep. If our dentist determines that you’re showing signs that are indicative of sleep apnea, you will get a referral to a sleep specialist.
If a sleep specialist determines that a snore guard will alleviate your discomfort, our dentist will create a mold of your teeth and then manufacture a custom snore guard. Snore guards work by pulling your lower jaw forward to keep your airways open while you sleep.
A snore guard is a non-invasive and painless solution to the problem of snoring. It can provide short-term relief as the dentist, and other treatment partners, work towards figuring out a long-term or permanent solution.
Reach out to Randolph Dental Group to explore your options if you’re interested in snore guards in Randolph, MA. We’ll take good care of you and help you sleep comfortably throughout the night.