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.