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Sleep Apnoea Treatment Brisbane CBD

Chronic snoring and sleep disordered breathing can wreak havoc on your family and individual wellness. At First Dental Studio we work with local sleep clinics to provide snoring and sleep apnoea mouthpieces that help to alleviate this bothersome condition. Ask our Brisbane CBD dental team for advice.

How Does an Oral Appliance Help?

Some types of sleep apnoea are caused by an obstruction of soft tissues at the back of the throat. As a result, the airway can become blocked off, preventing oxygen flow when you lie down at night. Consequently, your body fights for air and frequently drifts in and out of restful sleep.

When this is the case, we can create an oral splint for individuals that may not be able to use a CPAP machine. The appliance fits over the teeth and positions the lower jaw in a way that helps to open the upper airway.

In many cases, our Brisbane CBD patients see results as quickly as the first night.

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Find a treatment for sleep apnoea at First Dental Studio

Do You Have Sleep Apnoea?

We will work with you and your sleep physician to determine the type of sleeping disorder that you have. If your diagnosis reveals an obstruction, we can recommend a few varieties of splints to choose from.

Let your physician or our Brisbane CBD dentist know if you are experiencing symptoms of

  • Fatigue
  • Memory loss
  • Flat, worn teeth
  • A large neck circumference

These are all common signs of a sleeping disorder.

Sleep Apnoea FAQ’s

What can I expect at my visit?

At your first appointment, we’ll discuss the design of your mandibular advancement splint (oral appliance) and take impressions of your teeth and gums. Then, you’ll return to have your oral appliance fitted so that it’s comfortable to wear. You should notice improved sleep, less snoring and feeling much more rested!

What causes sleep apnoea?

There is a variety of contributing factors that can lead to sleep apnoea or sleep disordered breathing. A few include airway blockage resulting from oral anatomy, jaw development, tonsils or nasal congestion. The cause of the sleeping disorder will impact the type of treatment recommended to improve your quality of rest.

When there is not enough room inside of your mouth, airflow is restricted. Management of your sleeping disorder can mean wearing an oral appliance to posture the lower jaw forward to open your airway.

A comprehensive exam with one of our experienced dentists will help you determine whether or not your unique oral anatomy is playing a part in your inability to sleep well at night. It could just be that your upper or lower jaw is not properly developed.

What are some of the effects or signs of sleep apnoea?

Typically, people find out only when someone else says that the person starts and stops breathing at night. One of the most common symptoms is loud snoring, which also indicates you may have sleep apnoea. The best way to find out is to visit a dentist who is well-versed in examining the tissues in the back of your mouth and throat. Other signs of sleep apnoea may be feeling restless, feeling groggy in the mornings, having low energy and stress.

How long does it take for an oral appliance to start working?

A properly-fitting oral appliance can start to work from the first night of use. However, some adjustments may be necessary to fine-tune the fit and efficacy.

How do I get a dental sleep appliance?

You will need to visit a dentist who can provide oral sleep appliance therapy and who can guide you through the sleep study process for a formal diagnosis if needed.

Get Started

Enjoy better sleep this week. Contact First Dental Studio to get started.
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Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner such as a Specialist Oral Surgeon.

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