Snoring & Sleep Apnoea Treatment
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:
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.
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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.
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
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.