Center For Dental Medicine • 2019 Galisteo St, J2 • Santa Fe, NM 87505 • 505.474.4644

How is Snoring Treated?

We treat snoring by making more room for your tongue to come forward. We do this with a removable dental splint that helps your lower jaw move to a more forward and more open position. This allows the tongue to come forward so that there is more room for air to pass your soft palate and the back of your tongue without causing vibration of those tissues.

Each snoring splint is custom made for your mouth and soft tissues. We are able to modify the fit of the splint, the amount of jaw opening, and the amount of forward movement of the jaw. This allows us to create a splint that is perfect and comfortable for you.

The treatment involves taking a medical history, doing a physical evaluation, taking jaw x-rays to be sure the splint will not cause harm to your teeth, and taking impressions of your teeth. At the second appointment, about one week later, the splint is checked for fit and comfort, and you take it home. There is a follow-up appointment about two weeks later, so any final adjustments may be made.

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If you are not sure you would like an appointment, we are happy to answer by phone any questions you may have. Call us at 505-474-4644.

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