Penticton Dental Centre

1185 Government St., Penticton, BC (view map)

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Therapy

Sleep disturbances like snoring are not only annoying; they can have a negative impact on your health. We can help you conquer your snoring issues with specially-made oral appliances.


Snoring Therapy, Penticton South Okanagan Dentist

Sleep Disturbance

While mild forms of disturbed sleep, such as snoring, can simply be annoying, much more serious health concerns can also result from disrupted sleep, especially when the problems are associated with sleep apnea.

At Penticton Dental Centre, we have advanced training and equipment that allows us to confidently evaluate and manage our patient's airway problems

Sleep Apnea

Loud snorers may have a more serious case of blocked air passages, known as obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS).

In these cases, the blockage of air is so great that no air can get through, causing repeated awakenings throughout the night.

Obstructive sleep apnea can contribute or lead to many other conditions, such as high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack and depression, so it is important to be diagnosed by a medical professional if you experience any sleep-related symptoms.

Snoring

Snoring is caused by the vibrations of your soft and/or hard tissue palates; these vibrations occur because of increasingly narrow air passages.

When air passes through these passages, a “flapping” sound occurs because the tissue is soft in nature.

Surgery (to alleviate the snoring) is not always successful, however, because the sound may not originate from the soft palate; the snoring sometimes originates from tissues in the upper airway.

Common causes:
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Health problems
  • Obesity
  • Obstructed nasal passages – deviated septum
  • Poor muscle tone of the tongue
  • Daytime fatigue
  • Sleep apnea
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Allergies

If your sleep is being disturbed by snoring or sleep apnea, get in touch with our team today! We'll help you get on the path to a better night's sleep.

Contact the Penticton Dental team today, and get your family on the path to life-long oral health.

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