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Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Woman with pillow over her ears next to man snoringObstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a breathing disorder that can affect your quality of life, how well you rest and even your susceptibility to specific medical concerns.

Fortunately, it’s also something that we can screen for at Dental & Dentures on 88 Beach. By recognising the oral signs of sleep apnoea, it’s possible to intercept breathing disorders or even find an alternative to traditional CPAP treatments.

How Does a Dentist Screen for Sleep Apnoea?

The clinical manifestations of a sleeping disorder can range from anything like worn, flat teeth to a large neck circumference. As we discuss the warning signs of sleep apnoea, we’ll be able to determine if you fit the criteria for a sleeping disorder and make appropriate recommendations for the next step.

Dental Appliances for Sleeping

A customised oral sleep appliance can improve your ability to breathe at night, sometimes replacing cumbersome equipment like your CPAP. It depends on the type of apnoea you have and the recommendations of your physician or pulmonologist,

By creating a fitted mouthpiece, we can position the lower jaw (mandible) in a way that brings it forward, thereby preventing a collapse of the soft tissues near the back of your throat. As a result, oxygen can flow without restriction and you’ll be able to sleep without frequently gasping for air.

Not all types of apnoea and snoring can be treated with an oral sleep appliance but for our patients that qualify, a mouthpiece may be a fast and effective solution.

Schedule a Sleep Apnoea Screening

Do you or your sleep partner tend to snore? When you wake up in the morning do you have a headache, sore jaw or feel more tired than you did before you went to bed the night before? If so, it’s time to see a professional.

Contact us today to request a new patient sleep screening!

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Sleep Apnoea Treatment Frankston, Frankston South, Landwarrin VIC | (03) 9770 6069