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Sleep Apnoea Treatment in Inner West Sydney

Your Smile Centre Provides Relief

Unmanaged sleep apnoea can cause problems like teeth grinding, clenching and broken dental restorations for our patients. At Your Smile Centre, we work with your physician and other specialists to have sleep studies performed for you.

We work together to find out what the underlying cause of your sleep apnoea is, so we can get you comfortable and healthy again.

What Causes Sleep Apnoea?

Man snoring and woman with pillow over earsThere 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 include anything from wearing an oral appliance to a palatal expander which enlarges the opening of 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.

If you feel you may be suffering from sleep apnoea, the first step is to book in for a consultation with our dentist. You’ll have a thorough assessment with an ear, nose and throat specialist which we will refer you to.

Once you have your assessment, we will then organise your sleep study so we can understand exactly what the cause of your symptoms is.

Most patients use oral appliances which is an effective way to address sleep apnoea. If an oral appliance is all you need to combat the problem, we can offer this to you.

There are two types of treatment solutions for sleep apnoea depending on the cause and severity. These include a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) or customised sleep appliance.

The CPAP machine is an advanced system to assist proper breathing at night. It’s plugged in and consists of a tube and mask which is placed over your mouth as you sleep. Most patients prefer the oral device due to it being more comfortable to sleep with.

The custom sleep appliance is portable and comfortable to have in your mouth while you sleep. It appears like a sports mouthguard and is built to shift your jaw forward which opens up your airway.

How do I know if I have a sleep disorder?

Common symptoms include sleepiness, flat or chipped teeth and sore jaws when you wake up.
Do you offer payment plans?

We certainly do. We’ve partnered up with National Dental Plan to offer no interest ever payment solutions.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Inner West Sydney, Dulwich Hill, Hurlstone Park | (02) 9558 9876