Waking Up Not Feeling Rested?
Sleep disorders (such as sleep apnoea) are becoming more and more common among society, but thankfully the professional team at KR Dental can help. It is always our priority to assist our patients in achieve lifelong optimal oral health, which is why we also offer high-quality treatments and services to provide relief to those suffering from a sleep-related disorder.
Sleep apnoea is perhaps the most common, yet most debilitating, sleep disorder of all. This condition refers to the partial obstruction of the airways, which usually occurs when the soft tissues of the mouth (like the tongue) and throat relax during sleep.
An ‘apnoea’ is where the body completely stops breathing and a ‘hypopnea’ occurs when the breath is severely restricted. These can happen anywhere between 5 – 1000 times each night, causing a number of potentially harmful side effects for the sufferer.
Often, a person may not be aware that they have the disorder until they are assessed by an oral health care professional. Some of the tell-tale signs of sleep apnoea can include:
When you attend your regular, bi-annual check-ups at KR Dental, our oral health care professionals thoroughly assess your mouth, jaw, and throat for any signs of concern. We also perform scans to look for signs of obstructive sleep apnoea.
If our dentists notice abnormalities relating to sleep apnoea, they will assist you with what the next steps may be. Often, this is as simple as referring the patient to see their general practitioner, as well as working with an ears, nose, and throat specialist (ENT) for further treatment.
If you’re experiencing any of the signs of sleep apnoea listed above, please schedule an appointment at KR Dental today. Our team of oral health care professionals are here to help you!
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