Friday, 6 January 2017

Antisnoring appliance therapy

WHAT IS SNORING?

Snoring is a kind of sound arises from the tissues of the nose,mouth and throat as vibration due to obstruction during sleep.(sleep breathing disorder-obstructive sleep apnea)
Occurs as a problem worldwide.
It can occur at any age group .Men are affected more than women.
Seen frequently in overweight people.
It affects the sleep ,increases the strain over the heart, decreases the oxygen level in the blood .

HOW IT HAPPENS??

Snoring occurs as a result of air pathway obstruction.
It may be of any cause-

  • Deviated nasal bridge,
  • Allergy,
  • Sinus infection, 
  • Nasal overgrowth,
  • Poor muscle tone,
  • Tonsil enlargement,
  • Large soft palate

The reasons vary accordingly,it happens as any of these causes obstructions the adequate volume of the airway gets decreased results in snoring.

MANAGEMENT???

The sleep breathing disorder should be diagnosed by the general  physician using certain investigations .
Management includes CPAP(continuous positive airway pressure)
This phase of treatment cannot be tolerated by certain people .
In those people alternative management includes Anti snoring devices.

WHAT IS ANTI SNORING DEVICES????
Anti snoring device

These are the oral appliances indicated in mild to moderate degree of patients having breathing disorder .
These devices resembles sports mouthguards in appearance that should be placed into the oral cavity .
Namely MAD-Mandibular Advancement Devices,
These devices forces the lower jaw down and forwards or retains the tongue in the position to prevent snoring.
ASD management

ADVANTAGES:

  • Simplicity
  • Reversibility
  • cost effectiveness
  • Better tolerance
DISADVANTAGES:
  • Dental discomfort
  • Dry mouth
  • TMJ pain
  • Bite changes

    The oral appliance therapy acts as an alternative management for CPAP and not indicated for severely affected patients.

For appointments contact at
GUMS AND TEETH LASER DENTAL CLINIC @ mambakkam main road,medavakkam,chennai-100
Phone-9962497766
mail id-care@gumsandteeth.in
Also check us out atwww.gumsandteeth.in