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Sleep Apnoea and Snoring

During your comprehensive exams, one of the things we evaluate is the anatomy of your airway. Depending on its size and the relationship of your surrounding oral tissues, you could be at an increased risk of sleeping disorders such as snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea.

Oral Appliance Therapy

Woman next to man snoring with pillow over her earsSleep appliances can help manage certain causes of snoring and sleep apnoea by repositioning your jaws in a way that opens up the airway near the back of your mouth. You wear an oral appliance while you sleep to alleviate an obstruction, naturally improving oxygen flow.

Each of our oral sleep appliances at Kellyville Smiles is custom made. Your mouthpiece fits precisely to your teeth and jaws in a comfortable and secure manner. It almost feels like a mouthguard that goes over both your top and bottom teeth.

Do I Need a Sleep Study?

We’re able to provide oral sleep appliances to our patients who complain of snoring. However, we always recommend you conduct a sleep study before beginning any apnoea treatments. Your evaluation will diagnose the specific type of sleeping disorder that you have for a more accurate treatment plan and improved overall wellness. When needed, we can refer you to a nearby ENT to help collaborate on your plan of care.

Fortunately, today’s sleep studies can sometimes be completed in the convenience of your own home. Depending on the type of study ordered, a take-home overnight kit can record all of the data applicable for a sleep physician or pulmonologist to make an appropriate diagnosis.

Improve Your Quality of Life

When you sleep better, you’re able to get through the day without feeling tired, worn-out or overwhelmed with everyday activities. But that’s not the only reason why treating sleep apnoea is crucial. Sleeping disorders can also increase your risk of major cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. During your next visit to our office, let us know if you’re exhibiting any symptoms of:

  • Teeth grinding and clenching
  • Headaches when waking
  • Fatigue
  • Snoring
  • Weight gain
  • Depression

These warning signs could be your body’s way of telling you that you have a sleeping disorder. Investing in a snoring or sleep mouthguard could provide efficient and effective relief. During your exam, we’ll also evaluate things like your neck circumference and check for scalloped edges on the sides of your tongue, which could be indicative of bruxism or apnoea.

Visit Our Sleep Dentist

Looking for treatment of sleep apnoea and snoring Kellyville? Contact us today to book your new patient exam and evaluation.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Sleep Apnoea Treatment Kellyville, North Kellyville, Kellyville Ridge, Beaumont Hills, Glenhaven, Rouse Hill NSW
(02) 8847 3115

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