Do you, your partner or someone you know snore?
Two out of every ten Australian adults will experience snoring in their lifetime. For some people, it may indicate a serious medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA). OSA may lead to heart disease or an increase in blood pressure, or a life-threatening event such as stroke or heart attack. According to the Australian Dental Association (ADA), all individuals who snore should be tested for OSA.
To treat OSA we use Oral appliance therapy. This therapy involves the use of a dental device fitted in the mouth to prevent the airways from collapsing during sleep. This is usually achieved by holding the jaw forward. The use of specialised mouthpieces known as oral appliances fitted by dental professionals can be an effective method of treating snoring and OSA. This kind of treatment is safe, painless and effective.
Some major advantages of the oral appliances is that they are reversible, does not involve surgery and easy to wear. Oral appliances come in numerous variety and have helped many people who snore or have OSA. As different appliances suit different individuals depending on their specific dental or medical condition, our team at Thirroul Dental Studio have the expertise to identify the best suit for your needs.