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Treating Snoring Without Going Under The Knife

Do you feel troubled when you found out you have a snoring problem? Well, do not beat yourself down because snoring affects many individuals around the world, and not just the snorers themselves but anyone who is within earshot. Snoring is annoying and can be disruptive to one’s sleep. However, it is also a sign that there is an underlying health issue that needs to be addressed as soon as possible. For example, snoring could mean that the individual suffers from sleep apnea, is experiencing problems with the position of their jaw, have weak tissues and muscles inside the throat and more.

While these causes of snoring may not be life-threatening at the start, there is a possibility that benign snoring will progress and worsen as the individual ages. The thickening of the carotid artery in the neck can be caused by reverberations from snoring. Over the years, the risk of stroke, heart attacks or even loss of hearing is increased.


Surgical or non-surgical treatment?

When affected individuals get comments from their loved ones or the people who live with them to do something about their snoring problem, they often contemplate whether using anti-snoring devices or undergoing surgery is better.

Surgery is a serious consideration to undertake because there are so many repercussions to factor in. Apart from being hospitalized, there is a higher risk of infection or even adverse reactions from the patient. This happens because post-operative drugs and anaesthesia are utilized. With that in mind, you could say that invasive surgery for snoring may not be successful. Some patients, who have just out of a snoring surgery, still find that they have a snoring problem. Because of undergoing surgery, they now face other complications such as scaring and stiffening of tissue where incisions were made.

If you do not wish to experience post-operative pain, you should definitely opt for non-surgical solutions.

Anti-snoring devices are the next best alternatives

Today, modern medical devices such as anti-snoring devices are widely available and can effectively treat snoring problems. These devices can fit around the jaw or head, or into the mouth. All the while keeping the airways open to prevent the individual from snoring. Some devices are also designed to hold the tongue in place to reduce the obstruction of air. Here is a quick look at some of the benefits of opting for anti-snoring devices:

• Unlike going under the knife, you can easily move on to try another anti-snoring product when one does not work. There is a wide range of devices to choose from on the market

• You will not experience side effects such as adverse drug reactions, infections or scaring

• Compared to surgical options, the price point of anti-snoring devices is much more reasonable

If you require assistance when looking for an anti-snoring device, you can begin your search at an Advanced Dental Centre in Edwardstown. Allowing a qualified dentist to assist you will make finding a device that’s just right for your symptoms and body significantly easier.