Snoring may simply be a nuisance to anyone within earshot of you when it’s happening, or it might also be the sign of a more serious problem such as obstructive sleep apnea. Find out for sure by coming in to see us here at the dental practice of Grant D. Hensely DDS for expert evaluation and our snoring treatment in Franklin.
Although it takes a professional examination to determine the nature of your snoring, there are definitely a few clues that can point to the more likely conclusion. Snoring itself is very common, and unless you have someone that you sleep with in the same room, you probably won’t know that it’s happening. If you are experiencing other symptoms, bring those to the attention of our dentist when you come in for our snoring treatment in Franklin. For example, are you tired during the day even though you slept enough? Headaches, dry mouth, sore throat when you wake up, night sweats, difficulty getting out of bed in the morning, waking in the middle of the night with a choking or gasping feeling, and sexual dysfunction would all point more in the direction of your snoring being one of the signs of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) rather than a standalone problem. In such cases, a sleep study is typically ordered so that a diagnosis can be made. Our dentist will work with you to find the most appropriate solution, which can include various types of appliances designed to solve your snoring, and also to address OSA.
There is no one right answer for everyone when it comes to our snoring treatment in Franklin. The bottom line is that snoring is something that should not be ignored. We urge you to contact our office right now and schedule a convenient time to come in.