Dental sleep devices for snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (apnea)
Dental devices for snoring and sleep apnoea in Hobart, Sandy Bay.
Dental on Gregory provides mandibular advancement devices (MADs) for the treatment of diagnosed obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and snoring.
Obstructive sleep apnoea is the condition whereby your throat partially or completely closes during sleep, causing you to stop breathing, and can lead to many health issues (including strokes).
A mandibular advancement splint or device is an oral appliance used to keep your jaw (mandible) forward and your airways open while you sleep, allowing you to breathe.
Typical signs of sleep apnoea may be snoring, choking or gasping in your sleep, unrestful sleep and daytime sleepiness. A sleep study is recommended to confirm this, and can be done at the comfort of your home, through Health Dynamics Tasmania.
If you have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) or snoring, bring a copy of your sleep study results with you for a consult with one of our friendly dentists, who can aid you in making an oral sleep device.
Q. What oral appliances do Dental on Gregory provide?
Dental on Gregory works with a lab in Melbourne to provide state of the art 3D printed devices for sleep apnoea and snoring. This new technology allows for a much thinner device to be made, allowing greater comfort during wear, and increased durability. These devices also allow for night time grinding, and can be adjusted for further jaw movement.
Q. Can an oral device/advancement device be used instead of a CPAP machine?
CPAP treatment is the first-line treatment for obstructive sleep apnoea, and can alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnoea. Some difficulties with the CPAP machine, such as dryness or mask leakage causes discomfort during sleep, and poor compliance. Mandibular advancement devices can be considered as an alternative to CPAP treatment, to open the oral airway and allow you to breathe in your sleep. In some cases, a dental sleep apnoea appliance is recommended in conjunction with a CPAP machine.
Following the provision of a mandibular advancement device, a follow up PSG (sleep study) is recommended, to confirm the alleviation of obstructive sleep apnoea symptoms.
Q. I have been diagnosed with snoring but no obstructive sleep apnoea
If your diagnosis is primary snoring (snoring, in the absence of diagnosed sleep apnoea), a dental device can be fabricated for you to allow open airflow and reduce or completely eliminate loud snoring. It is recommended to have a sleep study to confirm this diagnosis of primary snoring.
Q. I grind my teeth in my sleep
Tooth wear from night time teeth grinding (or nocturnal bruxism) can be protected against through the use of an occlusal splint (night guard).
CPAP alternative for sleep apnoea and snoring
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