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Our Mount Waverley, VIC dentists enjoy educating patients about their oral health, and they always take time to answer your questions. If you have questions for our dentists that are not addressed below, or if you would like more information, we invite you to contact our dental clinic.
TMD / Bruxism / Sleep Apnoea
Sleep apnoea is a condition that means you cease breathing at intervals during the night. This sleep disorder has been linked to serious health conditions, including resistant high blood pressure. For this reason, we recommend getting treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with the condition or suspect you might have it.
Symptoms of sleep apnoea may include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Mood changes
- Dry throat
- Waking up often
A sleep specialist can diagnose the condition, and treatments include the CPAP machine or an oral appliance. The CPAP machine includes a mask that you wear during sleep. It delivers continuous air to help prevent breathing cessation. Your Glen Waverley dentist can also create a custom appliance that gently separates your jaws during sleep. This device also helps keep the airway open.
Depending on your level of sleep apnoea, your dentist will talk to you about the treatment that may work best for you. In some cases, you can opt for CPAP and our sleep appliance together. The latter is easier to pack up when travelling.
As far as curing sleep apnoea, surgery may provide a cure—depending on the cause of your sleep apnoea—but it is typically a last resort.
We Invite You to Contact Your Dentist Near Me
If you would like to learn more about the treatment for sleep apnoea in Glen Waverley, we welcome your call.