Sleep apnoea is a condition which involves breaks in normal breathing patterns during sleep due to airway obstruction. One of the many signs is snoring. There are many health and dental issues associated with sleep apnoea.
Health Issues: increased risk of heart attack, stroke, obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, poor sleep, tension headaches, migraines, general tiredness.
Dental issues: increased risk of periodontal disease, tooth wear and fracture, tooth decay.
Our clinics philosophy is to first identify the primary problem and severity. Our next step is to begin trying easy to use minimally invasive home treatments. Other treatments involve the use of night mouth appliances which help improve airflow and in extreme cases the referral to an ENT surgeon.
Our dentists have successfully treated many patients and have a huge amount of experience and knowledge in this field. Patients often report a huge improvement in quality of sleep and consequently life in general.
Who gets sleep apnoea is a common question that is asked and it really can vary………..