Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Our Toronto dentists offer treatment for sleep apnea and snoring, so you can get a good night's rest.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is characterized by shallow breathing or abnormal breathing pauses during sleep. These pauses (apneas) can happen because of a physical blockage to airflow, a lack of respiratory effort, or a combination of the two.
About Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Sleep disorders, like sleep apnea and snoring, disrupt your sleep and negatively impact your overall health.
When you fall into deep sleep, your tongue, soft palate and throat tissues fall into a relaxed state. For those who snore, the relaxation of these throat tissues causes the airway to restrict, creating the sound of snoring as oxygen is forced through. For those with sleep apnea, the throat tissues over-relax, causing them to obstruct the airway, and forcing the brain to wake you up to breathe.
Oral Appliance Therapy
The only way to know for sure if you have sleep apnea is to undergo an assessment by a medical professional.
Once you've been diagnosed, our dentists can help you achieve a better night’s sleep with an oral appliance. Oral appliances work by moving the lower jaw forward along with the tongue muscles to open the airway. This improves the flow of breath and prevents you from waking up frequently during the night.
LocationYork Lanes Dental Office
- Monday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Tuesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Wednesday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Thursday: 08:00 am - 08:00 pm
- Friday: 08:00 am - 06:00 pm
- Saturday: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
- Sunday: Closed