Sleep Apnea Bendigo

No longer feel the effects of a bad sleep through sleep apnea and get the dental treatment you deserve

Calm and Smoother Sleep

Better Quality of Life

Preserve Good Oral Health

Reduce Risk of Heart Disease

Snoring is a common occurrence during sleep and most that snore regularly may be in danger of contracting a condition known as sleep apnea.

Sleep apnea occurs when a patient has obstructive breathing syndrome during a sleep cycle. These occur in episode stints and can happen without any awareness.

It is important that sleep apnea is treated to avoid serious implications for your oral and general health.

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Causes and Symptoms of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea occurs when the jaw muscles and underlying soft issues relax and collapse whilst sleeping.

Read on for the symptoms and few of its causes:

  • Being overweight where body fat increases the bulk of soft tissue in the neck-straining throat muscles
  • Taking medicine with sedation
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol and smoking products
  • Genetics through upbringing
  • Poor hygiene and lifestyle habits
Home Remedies From Our Helpful Bendigo Dentists

Our helpful dentists are always on hand to deliver home recommendations to improve your sleep apnoea condition. Follow some of these home remedy recommendations:

  • Reduce your alcohol and smoking product intake particularly just before night-time
  • Maintain a natural and healthy weight by adopting a healthy diet and physical activity
  • Avoid caffeine drinks before sleeping

Sleep Apnea Treatment at Integrated Smiles Dentist Bendigo

Upon your visit to the Integrated Smiles Bendigo clinic, our knowledgeable Bendigo dentist will identify your symptoms and examine your mouth and throat.

The airway usually becomes blocked during sleep causing an obstruction in breathing. As part of the assessment, the dentist will assess and identify the appropriate treatment required. It is likely that Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT) would be required.

COAT is a mandibular advancement splint (MAS) treatment consists of gradually pushing your jaw into a forward position using a custom-made mouthguard device in the mouth to help tighten the underlying soft tissue and muscles in the upper airway.

An impression of your teeth is taken first to ensure the appropriate custom-made device fits around the teeth appropriately. The device is adjustable to cater for appropriate bite levels and fully adjustable to sit comfortably on your teeth.

Once the device is ready to use, the Bendigo dentist will recommend how it should be used and looked after.

COAT is the simplest yet most effective form of treatment to treat sleep apnea. If there are any difficulties in using or wearing the device, the dentist may recommend and provide surgical options.

No more snoring and no more sleepless nights!

Call us at Integrated Smiles Dentist Bendigo VIC and schedule an appointmen with our Bendigo dentists.

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