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Sleep Apnoea Treatments in Newcastle

Do you or your sleep partner struggle with chronic snoring or possible sleeping disorders, like obstructive sleep apnoea? Breathing difficulties are sometimes linked with specific oral anatomy that causes a collapse of the upper airway, blocking oxygen flow.

Symptoms and Side Effects of Sleep Apnoea

  • Snoring
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • High blood pressure
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty concentrating
Woman covering her ears with a pillow while man snores

A Comprehensive Examination

During a sleep apnoea screening, Dr Anish Malesu (Dentist) will check things such as neck and tonsil size, medications being taken, the frequency of alcohol intake and specific facial anatomy that may all contribute to the condition.

Some people also exhibit signs of flat, worn teeth if they have a sleeping disorder. This condition is due to clenching of the jaws together during periods of oxygen deprivation, causing the teeth to wear against one another over time.

Schedule an exam today to find out if you have sleep apnoea.
Mandibular Advancement Splint device

Oral Sleep Apnoea and Snoring Aids

If you have obstructive sleep apnoea, wearing a special mouthpiece at night can help naturally open your airway and improve your breathing. Sleep appliances also help with snoring. To get started, we’ll talk to your physician or pulmonologist to determine if you qualify for an oral sleep aid. A home or clinical sleep study may be needed.

Instead of taking an impression of your teeth, the mandibular advancement splint (MAS) can be made based on a 3D intraoral scan and bite registration we use here, as we ask patients to bite/close in a “protrusive” or forward jaw thrusting position to replicate what the device would do. Rest assured that getting a 3D dental scan is painless and fairly quick.

The cone beam CT scanner is mounted on an arm that rotates around your head while you sit or stand under it. We will have you place your chin on a platform, and the scanner can be elevated or lowered to a height that you find comfortable. You will need to hold as still as possible during the scanning process, which lasts less than 30 seconds.

Although some adjustments may be needed over the first few days or weeks, some of our patients respond so well to oral sleep appliances that they can stop using CPAP equipment.

See a Sleep Dentist Today

Do you suspect you have sleep apnoea? Do you or your sleep partner struggle with snoring? Schedule a complimentary consultation with us today to find out how we can help.




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