Sleep Apnoea is a serious and lifelong medical condition that affects 750,000 Australians. Incidence of snoring and sleep apnoea increases as we get older.
Sleep Apnoea is a lifelong medical condition that can affect your sleep, health and quality of life. It has been linked to hypertension, diabetes, heart disease, work and driving related accidents and stroke.
It can have a significant impact on quality of life, placing unnecessary strain on relationships between bed partners, family and in the workplace.
What Causes Snoring?
During sleep, muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of throat can sag, narrowing and constricting the airway.
If you or a loved one has sleep apnoea or display symptoms such as snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, pauses in breathing or teeth grinding while sleeping treatment is essential.
How can a dentist reduce snoring and sleep apnoea?
At Butler Dental we produce a custom made SomnoDent® guard to stabilise and / or move the lower jaw slightly forward. This optimal position of the jaw, prevents the patient’s airway from collapsing during sleep.
Worn during sleep a device designed to keep airways continually open is an excellent treatment option for people with mild to moderate sleep apnoea. The custom made comfortable splint that fits over the upper and lower teeth.
Benefits of a Somnodent Mandibular Device
- Over 200,000 patients treated with SomnoDent worldwide.
- Discreet and silent
- High quality material which does not discolour or attract odours
- CLINICALLY PROVEN - 91% of patients reported improvement in sleep quality