Dr. Homann is a general dentist who provides oral appliances that assist with sleep related breathing disorders, such as sleep apnea and snoring. After your physician (MD) diagnoses your specific issue, Dr. Homann may be able to help.

 

What causes snoring and sleep apnea?

Snoring and sleep apnea are two sleep conditions wherein the airway becomes obstructed (often because of the position of the jaw or tongue) and breathing becomes interrupted. They are troublesome afflictions for both those who have them and those who have to listen to them. People who either snore or have sleep apnea may make loud, obnoxious noises in their sleep.

Snoring

Snoring, although annoying, is more of a nuisance than anything. Many people snore and do not even know it. It’s often a problem for those who have to listen to the snoring and not necessarily for the person who snores.

Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea, on the other hand, is a much more serious condition. Where snoring is simply the vibration of tissues while a sleeping person breathes, sleep apnea is categorized by lapses in breathing and is much more severe. Those with sleep apnea are often at a higher risk to themselves because they may not be getting adequate oxygen intake while they sleep. Sleep apnea can be so intense that it wakes up not only those nearby, but those with sleep apnea themselves. Although it is usually audible and disruptive, people with sleep apnea do not always make noise. This is especially dangerous because those with the affliction may still lack proper oxygen intake, but since they do not make noise their sleep apnea may go undiagnosed. It is possible for cases of sleep apnea to go undiagnosed for far too long.

Snoring & sleep apnea dentistry

Although many people may not know it, a dentist can help you with your sleep apnea or snoring. Dentists create oral appliances that may be able to help solve your sleep problems. Click to learn more about Anti-Snoring Devices and Sleep Apnea Dentistry.

In Elk Grove Village, Dr. Brian Homann is your neighborhood snoring and sleep apnea dentist. Dr. Homann and his staff have the ability and experience to create custom oral appliances that may help reduce your snoring or sleep apnea. The dental office of Dr. Brian Homann serves residents of Elk Grove Village, Itasca, Wood Dale, Schaumberg, Arlington Heights, and the surrounding areas who are suffering from snoring or sleep apnea.

Stop waking up in the middle of the night and spending your days tired and groggy. Treat your snoring or sleep apnea so that you and your loved ones can finally get a good night’s rest. Call (847) 439-9440 or click to make your appointment with Dr. Homann today. You will thank yourself, and others will thank you too!