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Sleep Apnoea Treatment at
KR Dental

Woman covering her ears with a pillow while man snoresSleep 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.

What is Sleep Apnoea?

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.

Could You Be Suffering from Sleep Apnoea?

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:

  • Excessive drowsiness and irritability during the day (which isn’t relieved by sleep)
  • Poor concentration
  • Mood swings
  • Snoring
  • Headaches, most often in the morning upon waking
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Weight gain

How Can We Help?

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.

Want to Learn More?

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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