Snore Reduction in Leduc

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Snoring may seem like a normal function of sleep, but excessive snoring can actually point to larger issues.

Is your snoring affecting your sleep or the sleep of your bed partner? The dental professionals at Alexandra Park Dental can help. Contact us now to discuss snoring reduction techniques that can help you get the quiet, restful sleep you need.

Why Does Snoring Occur?

Snoring happens when the flow of air through your mouth and nose is blocked or restricted. There are several reasons why airflow may be interrupted, such as:

  • Obstructed nasal airways, caused by allergies, cold or flu, or a deviated septum
  • Excess body weight
  • Sleep position
  • Over-relaxed throat or tongue muscles, caused by alcohol, drug use, or sleep deprivation
  • Obstructive sleep apnea

What is Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that occurs when your muscles relax during sleep, allowing soft tissue to collapse and block the airway. As a result, repeated breathing pauses occur, which can reduce your oxygen levels. These breathing pauses are followed by brief awakenings that disturb your sleep.

Although there are different types of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common, with 1 in 4 Canadian adults at risk of developing the disorder.

Although not all chronic snorers have obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it is considered a major symptom. If excessive loud snoring is accompanied by the following, you may suffer from OSA:

  • Significant breathing pauses during sleep
  • Extreme daytime fatigue
  • Waking up with a sore or dry throat
  • Restless sleep
  • Gasping for air or choking while asleep

Dentists can play an important role in detecting sleep apnea. Because of our extensive jaw, mouth, teeth, and tongue knowledge, we often assess patients for sleep apnea and, if appropriate, refer them back to their family doctor for further testing.

There is no cure for sleep apnea, but there are various ways patients can minimize their symptoms. Lifestyle changes, such as quitting smoking, avoiding alcohol, and losing weight, can help some patients. Training yourself to sleep on your side can also help alleviate symptoms for many people with sleep apnea.

Dental Sleep Appliances

For our patients that suffer from excessive snoring and OSA, SomnoDent dental appliances have proven extremely helpful.

Worn while you sleep, the appliance moves the lower jaw forward slightly so that when the tissues at the back of the throat and base of the tongue relax, they do not block your airway.

Pushing the lower jaw forward also helps expand the airway itself, reducing the number of breathing interruptions.

Made from dental impressions of your mouth, this premium sleep appliance is comfortable, durable, and can be fitted for patients with crowns, bridges, and dentures.

Our Services

Proudly Serving Leduc

You can find our office on the SW corner of 50th St. and 48th Ave, right across the street from Leduc Cinemas. We share a parking lot with the cinema and have additional parking next to our office. For your convenience, we are pleased to offer extended hours that include evenings and select weekends.

Our Address

4710 50 St #103
Leduc, Alberta T9E 6W2

Contact Information

Phone: 780-986-6500

Hours of Operation

10:30 AM – 7 PM
10:30 AM – 7 PM
10:30 AM – 7 PM
By Appointment
8 AM – 4 PM
9 AM – 1 PM (Two Saturdays a Month)

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Tuck Tuckerson
Tuck Tuckerson
04:29 20 Dec 20
Great experience with Dr. Richard Lee! Great environment and his team made me most welcome! Highly recommend!
Jack Tsoi
Jack Tsoi
02:34 03 Dec 20
Dr. Lee and his staff are truly amazing! I took my 3 year old there for his first ever dentist appointment and it went off without a hitch. My son loved the fact that he got to watch TV while getting his teeth cleaned. He experienced no pain so there was nothing but smiles. Afterwards he told me that he can’t wait to go back and get more free toothbrushes!read more
Marlene Chapman
Marlene Chapman
21:23 14 Oct 20
Dr Lee was awesome and the procedure didn’t break the bank. I had an extraction and barely felt it. Great dentist! The office staff are very friendly more
Nailz Ford
Nailz Ford
01:57 19 Aug 20
Amazing place. Dr Lee does great work.
Susanne L
Susanne L
16:36 16 Aug 20
I was very happy with my experience today at Alexandra Park Dental. Safety was their first concern, with masks and face guards being used, and information gathered to ensure that their patients were feeling well. Because of this, I was able to sit back and relax while they x-rayed and cleaned my more
Donna Albertson
Donna Albertson
18:28 14 Aug 20
Dr. Lee and his staff are first rate. They make you feel comfortable considering Covid worries. Would highly recommend this dental office!read more
paula hammel
paula hammel
21:56 08 Aug 20
The team at Dr. Lee’s office are excellent. They have a good sense of humour yet are extremely professional and highly efficient. We have been with Dr Lee for several years now, and would not consider changing. They are kind, considerate and just excellent at what they do. We are grateful for them! Highly recommended!read more
Selena Doyle
Selena Doyle
14:21 27 Jun 20
Extremely friendly and courteous reception staff. Knowledgeable dental staff. Very clean and well maintained facility.
Caitlin Connell
Caitlin Connell
22:53 25 Jun 20
Best experience I’ve ever had at a dentist office! Everyone was so friendly, and all my questions and concerns were answered. Thank you again, best Dental Office out there!read more
Bob Thompson
Bob Thompson
06:15 29 Mar 20
Dr. Lee has Taken care of my dental care since he arrived in Leduc and I have full confidence in his skills and guidance. Not only is he my dentist but I now consider him a freindread more
Pat Berns
Pat Berns
01:13 07 Mar 20
I had a dentist for nearly 30 years and then moved to Leduc Alberta.When I first went to Dr. Lee’s office I was skeptical going to a new dentist.My fears were pushed aside very quickly and for the past 5 years Dr, Lee and his staff have done an outstanding job helping me take care of my teeth.I now have moved to the East Coast and will sadly miss everyone at the Alexandra Clinic and recommend anyone go to this more
Mason Rabinovitch
Mason Rabinovitch
17:07 24 Feb 20
Dr. Lee and his staff are amazing, everyone is very friendly and welcoming, they also do an amazing job of teeth cleaning and making sure everything is right. Highly recommend!read more
Jennifer G
Jennifer G
17:27 20 Feb 20
Dr Lee did my invaslign braces for me. Love my new smile. Thanks
15:17 07 Jan 20
Dr. Meagan Brown and Jennifer transformed my smile into something I can be proud of again. Amazing humans, humor and experience and will not be changing more
Hongwei Peng
Hongwei Peng
19:13 22 Oct 19
During the last 20 years in Edmonton, my family and I have encountered quite a few dentists. I am so grateful that I have been well taken care of by Dr. Lee, who is brilliant, talented, kind with top-notch skills. His staff is also very professional and helpful. The office is very clean and the fees are very reasonable. I would highly recommend Dr. Lee as one of the best dentists in great more
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