Snoring is a condition where a hoarse sound occurs while we are sleeping when the air passes the relaxed through tissues and causes them to vibrate. Almost everyone snores once in a while, especially when we are too tired or suffer from cold and cough. But regular snoring is something is not normal and is often connected to our weight, inadequate habits, and dental problems.
The snoring problem related to the dental issue is often associated with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). It is a serious condition where oxygen is unable to reach the lungs while sleeping due to blocked airways. There are two types of breathing disorder under OSA – Apnoea and Hypopnoea
Hypopnoea – Airways are partially blocked and therefore the airflow is reduced by 50% for 10 seconds or more.
Apnoea – In this condition the muscles are collapsed and pause the complete airflow by blocking the airway for 10 seconds and more
Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Chocking at night
- breathing pauses while sleeping
- Restless sleep
- Chest pain at night
- Sore throat after wakening up
- High blood pressure
- Headaches in the morning
- Drowsiness during daytime
Causes of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- Excess of Weight
- Nasal Problems
- High Blood Pressure
- Narrowed Airway
- Family History
- Alcohol Consumption
- Menopause or premenopausal duration
- Narrow Jaw Structure
Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Your dentist will suggest treatment according to your issues and convince. If you are looking for a reliable Dental hospital in India to shut your snoring problem then contact Global dentals Clinic. They provide methodical and trouble-free treatments and assure you of good dental health.
Upper Airway Surgeries
There are several types of surgeries to cure Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
- Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP), which involves tightening and trimming of the excess of tissues present in the throat.
- Maxillomandibular advancement (MMA) in which the upper and lower jaw is moved forward to open the airway.
- Radiofrequency tissue ablation during which a low-intensity radiofrequency signal is used to shrink the tissues present in nose, tongue, or soft palate.
- hypoglossal nerve stimulation is a new technique that is applied to the nerve controlling the tongue so that it does not block the airway when you breathe.
Using Oral Appliance
The oral appliances are basically dental mouthpieces to keep the air passage open by repositioning the tongue, jaw, and soft palate. If you are using this mouthpiece you will have to visit your dentist every six months to assess your oral health.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPCA)
CPCA is a device equipped with a mask which is fitted over mouth and nose while sleeping. Another feature of CPC is a pump that causes the airway to open up due to the air pressure and avoid vibration of the tissues.
If you are fed-up with your parter’s snoring problem then Dr Saurabh Sinha and Dr Koshika Tondon Sinha can definitely help you. They have successfully treated many tricky dental problems in Gorakhpur.