Mandibular Advance Splints
Are you waking up tired? Have you been struggling with snoring or tooth grinding? This might be a sign that you have a form of Sleep Disordered Breathing. One of the most common forms is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
OSA happens when your airway is partially or completely blocked while you’re asleep, causing you to stop breathing. You may stop breathing for between 10 and 90 seconds, and then wake up briefly (called an arousal), which restarts your breathing. This has a massive effect on your total health and quality of life, increasing stress hormones, being unable to concentrate at work and resulting in weight gain.
At Shepherds Hill Dental, Dr Renee and Dr Jasper are both trained in Dental Sleep Medicine and can identify OSA symptoms in the mouth. Partnering with Australian medical experts we can help you get an OSA diagnosis in the comfort of your home, without onerous specialist visits or hospital in-patient sleep studies. We also use leading-edge nylon oral appliances called Mandibular Advance Splints (MAS) which are far more affordable, tolerable and portable than the common CPAP machines.
If you would like to find out more, book a consultation with Dr Renee or Dr Jasper today.