Restoring your uninterrupted sleeping patterns

As professional dentists, we are well aware of the discomfort caused for so many by sleep apnea/apnoea and come across this problem on a regular basis. This is an issue that we take very seriously, and we are happy to say that it has been managed many times with the correct dental treatment at every one of our 5 trusted, state-of-the-art dental clinics.

More than four percent of Australia’s population suffers from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA is caused when the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses during sleep, blocking the airway and disrupting sleep due to the body reflexively responding to clear the blockage. Patients who suffer from OSA may have poor pharyngeal muscle tone, restricting space and causing an obstruction that often results in snoring.

The list of problems linked to OSA can also be associated with a decreasing in one’s quality of life in many ways, such as fatigue the next day, fluctuating moods, deduced cognitive function, social withdrawal, decreased libido, medical problems, including stroke and other heart problems.

If you’re worried about OSA, speak to any one of our dental specialists at a TLC Dental Clinic. We will first establish if this is an issue for you and if so, we will treat it effectively. Early intervention may include recommendations in relation to your diet, exercise patterns, and better sleeping positions. If the problem persists, we may suggest Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) treatment for patients with moderate to severe OSA.

CPAP treatment is the standard and most effective treatment for sleep apnea/apnoea in modern dentistry. It involves wearing a mask to bed that pumps air through a tube in order to keep your airway open. It can, however, be hard to tolerate, and patients may prefer undergoing a surgical procedure instead.

Another way of combatting OSA is through the use of oral appliances. At TLC Dental Clinic, we create custom-made oral appliances that are perfectly fitted for our patients, ensuring the same professionalism that you find at one of our clinics, in the comfort of your own home.

Our sleep dentistry solutions are implemented by the best dentists and nurses in your area and will successfully restore your regular breathing patterns, allowing you to have uninterrupted, wholesome sleep once again.

Choose from one of our 5 professional dental clinics in Perth and surrounding areas, and set up an appointment for us to better understand your on-going dental health requirements.

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?

OSA is caused when the soft tissue at the back of the throat collapses during sleep, blocking the airway and disrupting sleep as the body reflexively responds to clear the blockage. Patients who suffer from OSA may have poor pharyngeal muscle tone, restricting space and causing an obstruction and snoring.

If you or your partner snores, it’s possible that you may have OSA. It’s often a patient’s partner who’ll become alert to the problem first, as the sleeper may not wake fully during the night.

Problems linked to OSA include:

  • Fatigue the next day
  • Fluctuating moods
  • Reduced cognitive function
  • Social withdrawal
  • Decreased libido
  • Medical problems, including stroke & heart problems

Such devices generally include:

  • A mandibular advancement device
  • A tongue retainer

As with any treatment, there are pros and cons associated with whatever intervention you choose. For more information on the various treatment options, please get in touch with our team

How Sleep Dentistry Helps

If you’re worried about OSA, speak to the experts at TLC Dental Clinic. We can establish if this is an issue for you and treat it effectively. Early intervention may include recommendations in relation to diet, exercise, and better sleeping positions. If problems persist, we may consider Continuous Positive Airways Pressure (CPAP) for patients with moderate to severe OSA.

CPAP is the standard and most effective treatment for OSA. It involves wearing a mask to bed with air pumped through a tube to keep the airway open. It is, however, often hard to tolerate, and patients may prefer undergoing a surgical procedure instead.

Oral appliances can also be used to combat OSA. At TLC Dental Clinic, we can create custom-made appliances that are perfectly fitted for our patients.

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