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Snoring Sleep Solutions

Dentists with specific training in TMD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction) play an important role in sleep medicine.

Dr Malisano is trained to recognise the clinical signs and screen for sleep disordered breathing such as sleep apnoea.

Snoring is regarded as one of the first signs of sleep apnoea.
However not all snorers have sleep apnoea.
And there are those who don’t SNORE but do have sleep apnoea.

So what are the signs that alert a dentist to a potential sleep disordered breathing.

Tooth Signs

  • Chipped worn teeth
  • Acid erosion of teeth
  • Severely worn teeth
  • Crowded crooked teeth
  • History of Broken fillings and teeth
  • Inflamed gums
  • Receded gums
  • Tongue Tie
  • Heavily filled teeth

Mouth Signs

  • Narrow Jaws
  • High palate
  • Tori – bony Overgrowth
  • Large tonsils
  • Floppy red swollen uvula
  • Scalloped  or ridged
  • Tongue Tie
  • Deep overbite
  • Receded Jaw

So what next?

The next step is to arrange a sleep study the results of which will determine if CPAP or an oral appliance is needed.

For many people with clenching, morning headaches and with results of mild to moderate sleep apnoea an oral appliance is recommended.

An oral appliance has to be worn at all times while sleeping for treatment success.
There are many types of oral appliances ranging in quality, price and effectiveness.

So when you consider that you will be wearing your oral appliance 6-8 hours every night, it is sensible to choose an optimal precision oral appliance that is custom made for you.

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