If you or someone you love snores, you are just one of the more than 40% of adults that snore. Snoring increases with age and weight and this usually bothers the bed partner more than the snorer.
Snoring is simply the sound of a partially obstructed airway during sleep. Snoring by itself is harmless. However, it can be one of the signs of a very serious medical condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Ask us how we can help you stop snoring!
It’s estimated that 1 in 5 adults have mild Oral Sleep Apnea (OSA) and 1 in 15 adults have moderate to severe OSA. Depending on the severity of OSA, treatment options can include oral appliance therapy, CPAP, and surgery.
Did you know that Tatum Dentistry can help manage your sleep apnea?
We make many oral appliances to treat patients with OSA. Oral appliances are custom fitted mouth guards specifically manufactured for you. The appliances are designed to move your lower jaw forward to keep your airway open while you sleep by preventing the tongue from falling back. This results in a much better night’s sleep. Oral appliances can be used alone or in combination with other OSA treatments.
Ask us today about excellent treatment options for living with teeth grinding, TMJ pain, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. It will change your life and the life of someone you love!
The Nox T3 portable take-home sleep monitor has become the preferred choice in testing for sleep (grinding) bruxism, sleep apnea and more.
At Tatum Dentistry, we have the ability to monitor sleep grinding and are able to find solutions to treat the root issues, not just the problem. We collaborate with board certified pulmonologists and family physicians to treat patients.