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 both of our trusted, state-of-the-art dental clinics.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA)?
More than four percent of Australia’s population suffers from 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:
Such devices generally include:
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.
Oral appliances can be used to combat OSA prior. At TLC Dental Clinic, we can create custom-made appliances that are perfectly fitted for our patients.
Our sleep dentistry solutions are implemented by the some of 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 professional dental clinics in Perth and surrounding areas, and set up an appointment for us to better understand your on-going dental health requirements.