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Why You Should See Your Dentist if You Have Sleep Apnoea

September 25, 2019
Posted By: Amir Kiaee, BDS
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If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnoea, it may not have occurred to you to visit your dentist in Pascoe Vale, VIC. Perhaps you are already being treated with a CPAP machine, only to find it cumbersome because it is uncomfortable and noisy.

We might be able to help at Lumino Smiles Dental. In many cases, we can provide our patients with a customised oral appliance that can help with sleep apnoea. Patients find it much more comfortable for sleeping—especially for those who travel.

The Importance of Diagnosing Sleep Apnoea

Many people are alerted about the sleep apnoea symptoms by a sleep partner. Perhaps their snoring has gotten worse, or they were told they cease breathing, gasping for air, many times during the night. Sleep apnoea sufferers might also wake up in the morning with headaches or feelings of exhausting—despite thinking they had slept for a good number of hours.

Sleep apnoea is a serious condition that can lead to health complications, including:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heart failure
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Weight gain

It’s easy to see why a diagnosis is crucial—as well as a solution for those who suffer from this condition.

Solutions for Sleep Apnoea Other than CPAP

Often, the first line of treatment for those suffering from sleep apnoea includes CPAP (continuous positive air pressure) delivered through a small face or nose mask. While this treatment is effective, many people find it difficult to be compliant—which defeats the purpose.

An alternative sleep apnoea treatment at our Pascoe Vale, VIC dental clinic is a custom oral appliance that slightly repositions the jaw to allow for better air flow. Most people find this to be a much less cumbersome way to relieve the symptoms of sleep apnoea.

Find Out More about Sleep Apnoea

We welcome your call to Lumino Smiles Dental to learn more about finding relief from the symptoms of sleep apnoea.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.