Do you remember the last time you woke up in the morning feeling refreshed after a full night's sleep? If you consistently feel tired when you get up, you may suffer from sleep apnoea.
To find effective relief, visit the dental professionals at Mitcham Dental Clinic for advice.
Although sleep apnoea is a sleeping disorder, it also has oral side effects. If you suffer from this condition, you may experience any of the following dental symptoms:
Sleep apnoea has many health implications as well and has been linked to heart health and depression. Feeling overly tired during the day is also a big concern and has a negative effect on how you feel.
One effective way to treat sleep apnoea is to use a breathing machine, or a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. This device regularly pushes air through your airways to keep them open. A sleep physician can help you determine if your sleep apnoea requires a CPAP machine.
Another effective treatment supported by sleep physicians is a dental appliance called a mandibular advancement splint. This appliance is worn at night and positions the lower jaw forward so as to open the airways and help with breathing. The dentists at Mitcham Dental Clinic have special training with these devices and are often called upon by sleep physicians to construct these appliances.
We understand that each case of sleep apnoea is different, so we provide custom sleep apnoea solutions for each patient. After we perform an assessment, a sleep physician will recommend which appliance is best for your condition. Then we'll make a custom appliance for you to use at night as you sleep.
After you begin treatment for sleep apnoea, your sleep will improve, allowing you to wake up refreshed and have more energy throughout the day.
As a Somnomed-accredited practice, we have the skills, experience and training necessary to correctly and effectively treat sleep apnoea. If you suspect you suffer from sleep apnoea, don't wait to begin treatment. To schedule an appointment, use the information at the bottom of this page to contact our office near Melbourne.