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Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

Snoring & Sleep Apnoea

A large portion of the Australian population suffer from snoring. Even though snoring doesn’t appear to have any serious medical ramifications, it is usually a sign of a more serious problem known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). Obstructive sleep apnoea is a type of sleep disorder which can increase the risk of a range medical conditions like obesity, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, type 2 diabetes, depression and mood disorders. The condition can also increase the risk of accidents due to extreme daytime fatigue (eg: car accidents)

At The Fine Tooth Company, our expert dentists work closely with sleep specialists to conduct necessary sleep studies and determine the extent of the problem. Based on these results we will determine the ideal treatment for snoring and sleep apnoea which can range from oral appliances like Somnomed and Mandibular Splints.

Most cases of Sleep Apnoea can be managed with non-invasive treatments however extreme cases of OSA may benefit from certain types of oral surgery. We recommend an assessment from our Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon to find out more.

Contact our friendly team today to find out more about our treatments for snoring and sleep apnoea.

What causes Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Sleep apnoea and snoring are caused as a result of the obstruction of airways during sleep which leads to a stop-and-start breathing pattern that has a negative effect on a person’s health and wellbeing.

The treatment:
  • CPAP Machines
  • Mandibular Splints
  • Mouthguards (nightguards?)
  • Sinus Lift Surgery?
What happens if left untreated:
  • Interrupted sleep
  • More serious health issues like heart disease, obesity, stroke, heart attack, diabetes and even depression

Contact our friendly team to book your appointment today!