Dentists have an important role in the screening and management of Sleep Apnoea and Snoring.
Snoring is a common complaint, affecting up to 45% of adults and is a sign of airway obstruction. Snoring can be a source of great frustration for people sleeping close by and can disrupt the quality of sleep of the snorer, and the others leading to excessive daytime sleepiness.
Sleep Apnoea – Snoring can also be a sign of Sleep Apnoea. Sleep Apnoea is a serious medical disorder linked to high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke.
You may wish to consult with us at Oakstone Dental.
Some typical questions we would ask you are?
- Do you snore?
- Do you have excessive daytime sleepiness?
- Has anyone seen any disturbances to your breathing during sleep such as pauses, gasping or choking?
- Do you feel well and refreshed in the morning?
If you think you would answer yes to two or more of the above questions our dentists may be able to provide you with a dental appliance (clear plastic type of mouthguard) called a dorsal appliance.
The wearing of the dorsal appliance will likely result in you having better quality sleep, stop snoring and wake up feeling refreshed.