Snoring can be an obnoxious problem, for you and your significant other. Snoring may also be a sign of a serious sleep disorder. At The Silverstrom Group, our talented team of professionals can diagnose and treat your chronic snoring. In today’s blog, your Livingston dentists, Dr. David Silverstrom and Dr. Gary Silverstrom, use a fun and informative quiz to discuss snoring and obstructive sleep apnea.
Livingston Snoring Quiz
1. True or False: Snoring occurs when airways are partially blocked.
2. True or False: Snoring may be a symptom of sleep apnea.
3. True or False: Obstructive sleep apnea may lead to a number of health complications.
4. True or False: Your Livingston NJ general dentists offer treatment for chronic snoring.
Answer Key
1. True. When soft tissue in the back of the throat partially block airflow, the air is forced through. This vibrates the tissue, causing the irritating sound we associate with snoring.
2. True. Patients develop sleep apnea when airflow becomes completely blocked, causing the patient to stop breathing. The brain then wakes the patient up to start breathing. This process may happen hundreds of times each night, leaving the patient sleep deprived. Snoring is one of the most common symptoms of sleep apnea.
3. True. Without treatment, sleep apnea increases the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, depression, and stroke.
4. True. To address sleep apnea and end chronic snoring, Dr. David or Gary Silverstrom may recommend an intraoral device. Similar to a night guard, the device moves the jaw forward, opening airways and preventing obstruction. Soon, you can enjoy a good night’s rest free of snoring and breathing issues.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Livingston NJ General Dentists
Do you suffer from constant snoring? If so, talk to your Livingston NJ general dentists today. Dr. David Silverstrom or Dr. Gary Silverstrom will diagnose the cause and severity of your sleeping disorder and prescribe the most appropriate treatment. Contact The Silverstrom Group in Livingston, New Jersey by calling (973) 797-9345. The Silverstrom Group is located at 580 South Livingston Avenue, Livingston, New Jersey.