Sleep Apnoea and Snoring

Sleep apnoea & snoring assessment and treatment

Do you suffer from snoring, wake up feeling like you’ve stopped breathing, or feel like you don’t often get a restful sleep? It could be sleep apnoea. And we could help identify and treat it.

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We can diagnose and treat sleep apnoea in adults and children

Sleep apnoea is something that our experienced dentists at Bite Dental can assess, diagnose and treat. We even have passionately dedicated Sleep Apnoea experts within our team.


How your Bite dentist can help with sleep apnoea

This condition of interrupted breathing during sleep is commonly due to the soft tissue in the mouth and throat blocking the airways, particularly in adult sleep apnoea cases. Your muscles, including those in your throat and tongue, relax more as you sleep. This can cause these tissues to block or restrict your airways and impact your breathing when you fall asleep.

We can assess and diagnose obstructive sleep apnoea by determining if this is the case for you.


Sleep apnoea treatment

And, we can help with the treatment of obstructive sleep apnoea with dental devices, such as a dental mouth guard (Mandibular Advancement Device) that keeps the airways open. We can discuss this and your other options during your consultation.

We can discuss this and your other options during your sleep apnoea assessment and consultation.

Find some of the more common questions below and click to see an answer.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where a person’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts while they sleep. It is characterized by a decrease or pause in breathing, or shallow breaths, during sleep. This can happen due to the relaxation of the throat muscles or when the brain fails to send the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, where the airway becomes blocked, causing breathing to stop. Central sleep apnea is another form, where the brain fails to send the proper signals to the muscles that control breathing. Sleep apnea can cause disrupted sleep, fatigue, and other health problems if left untreated.

Dentists can treat sleep apnea by creating a custom oral appliance that repositions the jaw and tongue to keep the airway open during sleep. These appliances, known as mandibular advancement devices (MADs), are similar in appearance to sports mouthguards and are worn during sleep. MADs are designed to shift the jaw and tongue forward to keep the airway open and reduce snoring and other sleep apnea symptoms. Some dentists may also recommend lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, avoiding alcohol and sedatives, and practicing good sleep hygiene to help manage sleep apnea.

If sleep apnea is left untreated, it can lead to serious health problems. The repeated episodes of disrupted breathing during sleep can cause low oxygen levels in the blood, which can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke, and other medical conditions. Additionally, sleep apnea can cause daytime fatigue and sleepiness, which can affect work performance, concentration, and overall quality of life. Therefore, it is important to seek treatment if you suspect you may have sleep apnea

Snoring can be caused by various factors such as sleep apnea, a misaligned jaw, or an obstruction in the airway. A dentist can assess the cause of your snoring and recommend a treatment plan that may include oral appliances, such as a mandibular advancement device, which helps to keep the airway open and prevent snoring. It’s important to consult with a dentist if you have snoring or sleep apnea to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.

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Book a sleep apnoea & snoring assessment today

You deserve a good and restful sleep and all of the health and wellbeing benefits this provides. If you are experiencing any symptoms, book an appointment for your sleep apnoea and snoring assessment today. Book a Sleep Apnoea Assessment today.

Or call us on 07 3221 5399