Snoring treatment

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Snoring is the loud, vibrating noise that occurs during sleep. Often, it's a sleeping partner who notices it. However, if you are tired, waking up frequently, or not breathing properly, you may snore without knowing it. Snoring affects around half of adults and one-quarter of children in the U.S., totaling tens of millions of Americans. If you or a loved one snore, it's worth completing a sleep study to determine the extent of the sleep disorder. Klooster Family Dentistry treats snoring with Respire Oral Appliance treatment.

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Snoring is the loud, vibrating noise that occurs during sleep. Often, it's a sleeping partner who notices it. However, if you are tired, waking up frequently, or not breathing properly, you may snore without knowing it. Snoring affects around half of adults and one-quarter of children in the U.S., totaling tens of millions of Americans. If you or a loved one snore, it's worth completing a sleep study to determine the extent of the sleep disorder. Klooster Family Dentistry treats snoring with Respire Oral Appliance treatment.

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Overview of Snoring

Snoring is a sleep disorder that happens when airflow vibrates the throat's soft tissues.
This disorder is caused by the rattling and vibration of the soft palate as air passes through the airway.

Snoring may be caused by:

  • A narrow palate
  • Enlarged tonsils
  • Inadequate tongue space
  • Caused by small jaws
  • Obesity
  • Alcohol and smoking
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Other health conditions

Snoring is often an overlapping symptom with sleep apnea. If you snore, it's worth getting tested for sleep apnea.

Snoring also can be a standalone condition.

We know how snoring can impact your health and offer solutions to achieve the sleep and rest you deserve.

Completing a Sleep Study For Snoring

Snoring is the most common symptom of sleep apnea, a more serious health condition. If you snore, we recommend you complete a sleep study to determine whether you have snoring or obstructive sleep apnea.

We recommend that you use an at-home test to obtain a diagnosis of your sleep disorder. Our staff will direct you on how to order the at-home testing kit. The test is affordable, easy to use, and allows you to test at home while completing your normal sleep routine.

We offer oral appliance therapy as an effective treatment option for both conditions.

Impact of Snoring

Snoring can have a visible impact on your life. It can make it harder to get good sleep, make it more difficult to stay awake during the day, and even make sharing a bed with a partner challenging.

Snoring also can have long-term health impacts. Long-term snoring may increase the risk of:

  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Heart attack
  • High blood pressure
  • Stroke
  • Type 2 diabetes

If you snore, take the time to learn more about testing and treatment options. Our treatments allow you to treat snoring with comfortable, discreet, and effective devices.

Snoring Treatment

We use Respire Oral Appliance devices to treat your snoring case. Oral appliance therapy is FDA-approved to treat snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Oral appliances are custom-made devices that fit your mouth, similar to retainers. Oral appliance therapy works by gently repositioning your lower jaw to open your airway and prevent it from collapsing during sleep. This helps ensure you get sufficient oxygen and breathe properly during the night.

Oral appliances are:

  • Easy to wear
  • Comfortable
  • Portable
  • Effective

Dr. Klooster creates custom-made oral appliances to meet your anatomical needs. We use Respire Oral Appliances, which offer industry-leading treatment options for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.

Don’t Wait to Treat Snoring

You can improve your sleep in just weeks with our snoring treatments. Reach out today to schedule a consultation.

If you snore, it's worth getting tested and treated. Call us today to get started.

What is the process of getting treated for snoring at Klooster Family Dental?

Our process at Klooster Family Dental allows you to get started with your snoring or sleep apnea treatment in a matter of weeks with just a few visits. It all starts with a thorough consultation with one of our sleep professionals. We will review your medical profile, symptoms, and goals during this appointment. We may recommend that you take a sleep test and will provide you with resources on how to do so. After completing a sleep study, we will offer a diagnosis and create a treatment plan. Our team will even look into what types of treatments your benefits cover. Finally, we will treat your sleep disorder with an Oral Appliance. Call us today to learn more.

What Is an Oral Sleep Appliance?

An oral sleep appliance is a custom-made device that fits like a retainer in the mouth. It works by gently repositioning your lower jaw forward to open up your airway and prevent it from collapsing during sleep. This helps ensure that you get sufficient oxygen during the night and can rest peacefully without interruption.

Oral appliances are easy to wear and comfortable to use. They're small enough to fit inside your pocket or purse when not in use, so they're perfect for travelers who need their device on-the-go! Additionally, they don't make any noise while you sleep, so no one else in your bed will be disturbed by them either.

An oral sleep appliance

How Does it Work?

Here at Klooster Family Dentistry we use the top-of-the-line Respire Oral Appliance to help treat the symptoms of sleep apnea in our patients in Holly Springs, Apex, and Raleigh. The Respire Oral Appliance is designed to treat snoring and sleep apnea by gently positioning your lower jaw slightly forward while you sleep. This helps prevent your airway from becoming blocked during the night and keeps you breathing normally so that you can get a good night's rest.

What All Does It Treat?

SLEEP APNEA

Maintain an open airway during sleep.

SNORING

Reduce airway obstruction and snoring.

GRINDING

Prevent your teeth from grinding at night.

Our Patients Love Their Oral Sleep Appliance

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"Now I wake up refreshed, full of energy and the snoring is gone! I’m so grateful Dr. Klooster offered this service at his office, and I didn’t have to go the other route of getting a giant CPAP machine.”
– Andres
"Now I wake up refreshed, full of energy and the snoring is gone! I’m so grateful Dr. Klooster offered this service at his office, and I didn’t have to go the other route of getting a giant CPAP machine.”
– Andres
"My former dentist did not offer sleep apnea treatment or oral appliances, so I decided to move all my dental work over to Dr. Klooster. I was worried about the whole insurance process, but Klooster’s office handled everything. It was so simple, all I had to do was come in for the first consultation and then when they tested the fit. An unintended result of the oral appliance is that it kept me from grinding and clenching my teeth - I used to wake up with headaches - and since using this I’ve had no headaches in the morning. My jaws are no longer sore – I wasn’t even looking for that but I’ll take it!”
– Greg
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"My former dentist did not offer sleep apnea treatment or oral appliances, so I decided to move all my dental work over to Dr. Klooster. I was worried about the whole insurance process, but Klooster’s office handled everything. It was so simple, all I had to do was come in for the first consultation and when they tested the fit. An unintended result of the oral appliance is that it kept me from grinding and clenching teeth - I used to wake up with headaches - and since using this I’ve had no headaches in the morning. My jaws are no longer sore – I wasn’t even looking for that but I’ll take it!”
– Greg

Frequently Asked Questions About Oral Sleep Appliances

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