Snoring Treatment in San Francisco

Chronic Snoring may be more than a nuisance disorder. It can be a symptom of a serious medical condition. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a disorder of the respiratory tract. Specifically, the airway at the level of the oropharynx is repeatedly obstructed, while sleeping by the tongue being sucked back against the posterior wall of the pharynx. If this obstruction of the airway lasts more than 10 seconds and occurs more then 5 times per hour, the next day you will usually suffer symptoms of sleep deprivation. Depending upon the number and duration of these breath stoppages, the daytime symptoms can range from mild lethargy to extreme somnolence. Severe cases can be life threatening. Because of the proven effectiveness of many snoring/sleep apnea appliances, dentists play an important role in the treatment of this condition. To learn more about the options you or your partner have please call us at (415) 433 4337 or contact us via email.