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A full night of sleep is important, but two interconnected problems can keep you from getting the kind of rest you deserve. Those problems are snoring and sleep apnea. It’s not uncommon for patients with one to also have the other, though that’s not always the case. Still, if you regularly suffer from daytime drowsiness, feelings of stress or fatigue, and mood swings, it may be time for you to visit Dr. Katherine Nicholson at Carolina General & Cosmetic Dentistry. At our Spartanburg dental office, we can help you confirm your symptoms and treat your snoring or sleep apnea with a special, custom-made oral appliance from Silent Nite®.
The reason why sleep apnea and snoring are linked is that they often have the same cause. In both cases, the muscles and soft tissues around the throat become too relaxed during sleep, blocking important airways as a result. Because of this, air either can’t get through at all or has to work harder, resulting in the vibrations we associate with snoring. But the good news for patients who suffer from sleep apnea and snoring is that treatment is possible with a custom-made Silent Nite sl, for snoring, or TAP III Elite oral appliance, for sleep apnea. Silent Nite sl devices work by repositioning the lower jaw, ensuring that important airways remain open throughout the night. This reduces airflow velocity and eliminates soft tissue vibrations, putting a stop to snoring. And because airways remain open, patients don’t struggle to breathe at night, resulting in uninterrupted sleep. Finally, you and your partner can sleep peacefully through the night and get the rest you both deserve. TAP III Elite devices for sleep apnea are ordered through your physician. Many people who wear these are those who have had difficulty wearing a CPAP mask or have been prescribed to have one fabricated in addition to wearing their CPAP mask. Some medical insurance companies have covered part of the cost of this custom oral appliance.
Is snoring or sleep apnea keeping you from the sleeping through the night? Call Carolina General & Cosmetic Dentistry to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nicholson’s Spartanburg dental office. Following a diagnosis, we can begin your treatment with Silent Nite sl or TAP III Elite. During the first stage, Dr. Nicholson will gather information about your smile with a bite registration and more. By collecting detailed data like this, we can provide you with more efficient and more comfortable treatment that delivers exactly the level of precise care you need.
We want to be your home for all of your dental and oral health needs. Whether you have not been to the dentist in many years, are new to the area, or are looking for a new dental home, our team will create a dental care plan that improves your health and keeps you smiling.
At Carolina General & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can trust you are benefitting from the latest technological improvements in the dental and oral health field. Do not let prior experiences jeopardize your health today. We will take the time to get to know you, evaluate your situation, and work together to create a care plan that gives you peace of mind. Then we will use the best technology available to get the best results in the most comfortable manner possible.
Dr. Katherine Nicholson has been practicing dental medicine for more than 20 years. Known for both her expertise and kindness, she works to form trusting, long-term relationships with her patients. Dr. Nicholson understands that no two patients or situations are the same, and that's why she spends time getting to know you. She believes a personal relationship is the key to creating a care plan that improves your health and achieves your goals.