If you struggle with snoring in Evanston, the team at Fischl Dental Associates is here to help. Our doctors can help you get relief from snoring and enjoy a more peaceful night of sleep with the TAP Snoring Device. Learn more about this treatment and how it can help you below, or contact us now to schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Fischl, Dr. Marie Bradley Fischl, or Dr. Lorenzo Prieto right away.
What Is TAP And How Does It Work?
The TAP (Thornton Adjustable Positioner) Snoring Device is a type of Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) treatment. In appearance, it looks similar to a set of retainers or night guards that are used to treat teeth grinding, with two plastic appliances that fit over your teeth.
These retainer-like appliances are connected to each other, and are designed by your dentist to shift the position of your jaw during sleep, pushing your lower jaw into a more forward position. This, in turn, helps keep your airway open and prevents it from collapsing, which is a major cause of snoring.
This is the same principle used in CPR to keep the airway open in people who are being resuscitated, and the TAP snoring device is highly effective at reducing and eliminating snoring.
Does The TAP Snoring Device Treat Sleep Apnea?
Yes. The TAP Snoring Device can be used to treat you if you snore regularly and intensely, but also to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
OSA is “more than a snore.” It usually has symptoms including heavy snoring, as well as gasping and choking, throat soreness upon waking, daytime drowsiness, irritability, and poor quality sleep. Over the long term, OSA can even contribute to a higher risk of stroke and heart attack, since it impairs proper breathing during sleep.
If you have OSA, the TAP Snoring Device from Fischl Dental Associates may be a great option for treatment, and a viable alternative to other methods like CPAP machines.
The Benefits Of The TAP Snoring Device
So, why choose the TAP Snoring Device? Here are just a few reasons why this appliance may be right for your needs.
- Get better, more restful sleep – Normal snoring does not affect your sleep as much as sleep apnea, but it can still make it harder for you to sleep and rest properly. And, if you do have OSA, your sleep quality will be significantly affected. With the TAP Snoring Device, you’ll enjoy better sleep.
- Keep your sleeping partner comfortable – Heavy snoring can be a source of tension, frustration, and irritation between you and your spouse or partner, and it can make it difficult for your sleeping partner to rest. But with the TAP Snoring Device, you can both rest easily.
- Comfortable and convenient – The TAP Snoring Device is small, portable, and requires no batteries or power outlets, unlike alternatives like CPAP machines. This makes it a much more comfortable, convenient alternative for patients who snore heavily or have OSA.
Contact Fischl Dental Associates For A TAP Snoring Device Consultation Today!
If you’re ready to get higher-quality sleep and treat your snoring or sleep apnea in Evanston, we’re here to help. Contact Fischl Dental Associates online or give us a call at (847) 864-0822 to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors, and see if the TAP Snoring Device is right for you.