Did you know that one in every four Australians is at risk of developing sleep apnoea?
Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs when your throat is either partially or completely blocked while you are asleep. Your breathing may stop for some time, and you’ll then briefly wake. Episodes can happen several times a night, with most sufferers unaware that it’s occurring. Often, you may only start to suspect you have sleep apnoea if your spouse tells you about loud, interrupted snoring.
At Kinross Drive Dental, we screen people for sleep apnoea, can coordinate your care with your other practitioners and supply dental appliances to address your sleep apnoea.
You’ll be able to sleep easier once you’ve had your sleep apnoea evaluated by our professionals. Mild cases can be treated with simple solutions like sleeping on your side, losing weight or reducing alcohol consumption. More serious cases, however, can benefit from having a dental appliance custom-created. This appliance moves the lower jaw forward, which allows for oxygen to move through your airways as it should while you sleep.