Sleep apnoea is the side effect and indicator of some other major issues related to your body. It is also considered as a type of sleep disorder that causes more severe problems than regular sleep issues.
If your doctor or specialist has diagnosed you with sleep apnoea (sleep apnea / obstructive sleep apnoea) and that you need to consult a dentist then we know you are here looking help. Hawthorn East Dental will discuss your options to improve your sleep as we want you to get the best possible outcome. If you’re ready to talk, call us now on (03) 9 882 6606
The Impact of lack of sleep and sleeping disorders
We all know that sleep is important but just how important it is sometimes underestimated. We know that the lack of sleep can bring on a range of symptoms including cognitive function ability and learning difficulties. Other severe issues related sleep deprivation includes heart conditions, high blood pressure, and mental health problems.
For these reasons, it’s extremely important that you address your lack of sleep before you experience detrimental health implications as highlighted above. If sleep apnoea is addressed by Hawthorn East Dental, then you should start to feel a whole lot better and your health will improve as a result.
Dental Options for Sleep Apnoea Melbourne and Hawthorn
There have been ongoing sleep apnoea clinical trials conducted to review the use of oral appliances (OAs) as a solution for sleep apnoea and recommendations as a result of those reviews. In almost all levels of standards, dental oral applications are recommended, with a dentist to provide ongoing oversight.
It was suggested that a custom oral device be put in place by a dentist for those with obstructive sleep apnoea. Hawthorn East Dental can provide expert advice for patients with sleep apnoea in Melbourne and ensure we fit an oral appliance that is just for you.
A CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine is often used in severe cases of sleep apnoea however dental oral appliances are considered a great alternative therapy for CPAP and one of the best options to address sleep apnoea.
What are Oral Appliances?
For those of you considering an oral appliance as a solution for sleep apnoea, you may be wondering what it is? It is a custom device, like a mouth guard that you put in your mouth at night when you are ready for sleep. Our dentist may also describe them as MAS (Mandibular Advancement Splits, MRA (Mandibular Repositioning Appliances or MAD (Mandibular Advancement Devices. Oral appliances are used to assist those who suffer from sleep apnoea.
Oral appliances work by moving your lower jaw forward. This then stops the vibration inside your throat (snoring) and provides for a clear passage for air to pass through.
When using a dental device to treat patients with sleep apnoea Melbourne, there are other factors that we consider so the best thing to do is make a time to see us. We can discuss the process and what is needed after your oral appliance is fitted and you start using it at home.
If you would like to know if an oral appliance is right for you, speak with our sleep apnoea Hawthorn east dental team to find out more. We know you will find our experience, approach, dental room setting and advanced dental technology the best overall option in Melbourne.