Fed up with broken sleep due to snoring? 4 ways our team at Spa Dental can help you
When looking for a medical professional to solve any problems you are experiencing, it is a straightforward check-list. If you have a cough, you go to the doctor. Having issues with your eyesight? Got to an optician. Snoring loudly and getting poor sleep? Go to a….dentist?
As odd as this may seem, many modern dental professionals are able to help patients who are afflicted by snoring and can actually offer treatments to reverse the issue, without the hassle of extensive hospital visits. Perfect!
Snoring itself is not a condition, but is actually a symptom and, while you may have never considered the possibility, your teeth, jaw structure or facial muscles may play an important role in your nighttime impersonation of a foghorn!
If you or your bed partner are fed up with poor sleep due to your snoring, visit our team at Spa Dental in Sydney. We can offer diagnostic tests and advice on how you can prevent snoring and may even be able to offer you a custom-fitted device, to help you and your partner get a better night’s sleep. No more sleeping on the sofa for you!
So what exactly does the process of reversing snoring with our team at Spa Dental in Sydney involve? Read on to find out.
When you visit our team to banish snoring from your life, our dentists at Spa Dental in Sydney will begin the process with a thorough assessment.
Asking you questions about your lifestyle, such as medications or habits, we will narrow down any likely causes of your snoring and may suggest alterations to alleviate snoring. We will not recommend any medications being stopped but can suggest those that may be causing the issue, such as sedatives or anti-depressants. You should always consult your doctor about the role medication may play in your snoring too.
If we cannot identify an obvious cause, we may send you for a sleep study.
This will involve electrodes being attached to your head and your brain waves being monitored to assess how much your snoring is impacting your sleep cycle.
Sleep studies are also essential to diagnose sleep apnea and to examine how much impact it is having on your 40 winks.
If we notice a potential issue in your lifestyle, such as smoking, we can also offer you smoking cessation to help you break the habit.
In a similar vein, if there are issues with consumption of alcohol or secondary issues, such as diabetes, we can advise you on the next steps you need to take to get these factors under control quickly and effectively.
If you have sleep apnea, our team can give you a custom-fitted oral device, to place in your mouth before bedtime.
Similar to a sports guard, this will hold your lower jaw forward and prevent it from sliding back onto your airway, allowing you to experience unbroken sleep and stopping you from being kicked out of bed for snoring.
All dental treatments carry potential risks. Contact your local dental team for more information about the procedures mentioned in this article.