Snoring and Sleep Apnoea

Sleep-disordered breathing ranges from frequent snoring to a more serious type of snoring that can stop breathing as the airway becomes blocked. This is called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).  Large number of sufferers of sleep apnoea do not know they have it as it only occurs during sleep.

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Untreated OSA can lead to:

If you suspect that you have OSA you need to consult with your doctor and you may need a sleep study done.

If diagnosed with OSA one of our dentists at Mildura Family Dental will be able to discuss and provide a treatment device for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.

The most common symptoms of sleep apnea are loud snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Sleep apnea is typically caused by a physical blockage of the airway, such as relaxed throat muscles or excess tissue in the throat.

A sleep study, called a polysomnogram, is typically used to diagnose sleep apnea. This involves spending a night in a sleep lab where various measurements are taken to evaluate your sleep.

The most common treatment for sleep apnea is the use of a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine. Other treatments include dental devices, surgery, and lifestyle changes.

Dental devices, such as mandibular advancement devices (MADs), can help treat sleep apnea by repositioning the jaw to keep the airway open during sleep.

At Mildura Family Dental, we offer custom-made dental devices to treat snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. Our team will work with you to determine the best treatment option based on your individual needs.

Treatment for snoring and sleep apnea is often covered by health insurance, but it is best to check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage.

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