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Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Treatment

You shouldn’t have to live with the discomfort and inconvenience of chronic sleep deprivation any longer than necessary. Our sleep dentists will screen for apnoea and work up a comprehensive plan based on their findings. An at-home sleep study may be needed. Let us know how we can help by contacting us today!

Understanding Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

When you snore, it means that airflow during sleep isn’t moving freely through your throat and nose as it should. Loud snoring is a common condition that affects millions of people around the world. Childhood snoring or adult snoring can also be a sign of sleep apnoea, which can severely impact your health and well-being. 

Sleep apnoea is a serious disorder where your breathing during sleep is interrupted up to hundreds of times each night. Lack of restorative sleep at night can drastically affect your quality of life, leaving you exhausted and sleepy all day. Moreover, snoring and sleep apnoea can have serious health ramifications, like high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

If you or your partner have trouble with snoring or have a diagnosis of sleep apnoea, you may be a candidate for anti-snoring treatment using laser dentistry or sleep appliances.

Treatment Options for Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Snoring can occur for many different reasons, making it essential to understand the cause behind your snoring. Once you have determined the cause, you can then benefit from the most appropriate form of treatment. 

Our sleep dentists will screen for apnoea and work up a comprehensive plan based on their findings. An at-home sleep study may be needed. We’re proud to offer several solutions that may benefit you, including:

SomnoMed

The SomnoMed device is one type of oral sleep apnoea device that we offer in our practice. It’s designed to treat obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). It can be used in combination with, or independently of, a continuous positive airway pressure breathing device, or CPAP machine.

SomnoMed is an acrylic device that helps treat the causes of mild sleep apnoea to moderate sleep apnoea. We’ll communicate with your sleep physician to find the best course of therapy.

NightLase Anti-snoring Treatment

NightLase uses cutting-edge laser technology to gently and safely treat symptoms of snoring. Our patients love having the option of NightLase treatment for sleep apnoea. There are no oral devices worn during sleeping hours. You won’t have to worry about taking any chemicals to find a resolution to your concerns.

NightLase is a gentle, easy way for you to get the restful night that you deserve. Periodic touch-ups may be needed over time.

SomnoMed

Bruxism (teeth grinding and clenching) is a common side-effect of sleep apnoea. It can also be caused by stress. Wearing down your teeth over time is inevitable, which is why a night mouth guard is a wise investment to make. A bite splint is a comfortable, custom-made oral appliance that trains your jaws to relax, providing buffer space between your teeth.

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Request an appointment with our amazing team today if you want to get dental work done. We can provide you with the best options for your situation and we’ll fit you in as soon as possible.

How Dentists Can Help with Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Dentists are often the first to observe that you may have a sleep disorder. Poor oral health and habits, like bruxism or cavities, can cause obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). The first sign of sleep apnoea is usually tooth grinding or bruxism. Patients who grind their teeth exhibit worn tooth surfaces, a sign for which a dentist will be on the lookout. 

Teeth can be worn down and broken, and gums can become inflamed and recede. It is also possible that an increase in cavities is due to grinding. The force damages teeth, making them more vulnerable to bacteria that cause cavities.

The coordination between dentists and other medical professionals can significantly impact the quality of life for patients with OSA. Whether treating patients with OSA, participating in their dental care, or fabricating and maintaining the right oral appliances, dentists can be an essential part of long-term medical management for these patients, including frequent dental and periodontal assessments and making sure that oral appliances are correctly fitted and can be used safely over time.

Why Choose Magical Smiles for Snoring and Sleep Apnoea Treatment

We’re proud to offer several solutions, like oral appliance therapy or laser dentistry, that may benefit you. Visit our sleep dentistry providers to find out which holistic medical treatment is the effective treatment for you! Treating your sleeping disorder in a non-invasive, holistic manner allows you to enjoy greater convenience and comfort. 

You shouldn’t have to live with the discomfort and inconvenience of chronic sleep deprivation any longer than necessary. Our sleep dentists will screen for apnoea and work up a comprehensive plan based on their findings. An at-home sleep study may be needed. Let us know how we can help by contacting us today! 

Your health is important to us, and we want nothing more than for you to feel better as soon as possible so that life becomes easier for you again without the stress of not properly breathing while you sleep or waking up exhausted from a restless sleep.

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FAQs About Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Some of the symptoms of sleep apnoea include:

  • Snoring loudly
  • Stopping breathing, gasping, or choking during sleeping hours
  • Falling asleep at inappropriate times
  • Extreme fatigue during the daytime as a result of poor sleep
  • Dry mouth upon waking up
  • Mood swings
Snoring occurs when the flow of air during sleep isn’t moving freely through your throat and nose as it should. The surrounding soft tissues then vibrate, which makes that snoring sound. If you snore, you may have too much nasal tissue or throat muscles, making it more prone to vibrating. You may also have issues with the position of your tongue, which can cause trouble breathing. Snoring can occur for many different reasons, making it essential to understand the cause behind your snoring.

Normal snoring or simple snoring is not dangerous when a medical problem like sleep apnoea doesn’t cause it. However, severe sleep apnoea can be serious. If any snoring causes difficulty in concentrating or daytime sleepiness, we recommend consulting a dentist or doctor. Sleep apnoea is caused, for example, by repeatedly stopping breathing during the night. Call your dentist or doctor if your bed partner notices this during the night.

Sleep apnoea is generally a chronic condition that does not go away. After adolescence, the structure of the body remains relatively fixed. This health condition can, therefore, be successfully and definitively treated in children suffering from sleep apnoea. With tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy, tonsils and adenoids can be removed, which could be very helpful in treating paediatric sleep apnoea. Weight loss can play an essential role in overcoming sleep apnoea in overweight or obese people. The presence of fat deposits can narrow the airway during sleep and increase the risk of collapse during sleep. It is possible to reduce this risk through excess weight loss, especially if you avoid sleeping on your back.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 03 8373 0996.

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