Everyone breathes when they sleep; however, if your breath makes loud chainsaw-like vibrations while you are asleep you have a condition called snoring.
There are many situations that may make you snore.
If your snoring is loud it can disrupt other people’s sleep. Your snoring may become so disruptive that it even wakes you up. Most importantly though, loud snoring is a 70% predictor for sleep apnea.
Dr. Mark Provencher may recommend a device referred to as a mandibular advancement splint (MAS). This type of device works by moving your jaw into a position that keeps your air passages open while you sleep. To ensure the airway is open, Dr. Provencher first relaxes the muscles of the throat and jaw to ensure there is no torque on the airway (kinks in the garden hose). To understand this technique please read through the TMJ section of this website.
The best way to cure snoring is to pinpoint its cause. Kelowna dentist, Dr. Mark Provencher, has the knowledge and expertise to discover what is making you snore and what treatment is best for you.