What can cause snoring?
Snoring dental concerns can be properly diagnosed and addressed by your dentist at mydentist. Snoring dental problems may be a symptom of a more complicated medical condition.
A person snores when the soft tissues on their upper airways collapse against each other, causing these tissues to vibrate as the person tries to breathe and pass air through them.
Snoring can be a result of a combination of factors:
- A large tongue
- A long soft palate
- Excess fat deposits in the throat area
- Large tonsils
- Incorrect jaw position
- Nasal passageway obstruction
- Sleeping on one's back, causing to the tongue dropping to the back of the mouth
There are a number of ways to treat snoring and dental problems; the treatment will depend on the severity of the snoring and dental concerns, and on the dentist's diagnosis of the symptoms.
A dentist snoring specialist will be able to help you get the right treatment.