At West Parade Dental Care Dr Krishan Mistry has trained to provide treatments for patients who snore and suffer with obstructive sleep apnoea. He has is able to make mandibular advancement splints to our patients, this is known to be one of the most effective ways to treat these conditions. You may feel like you’re alone, tried many options and struggled to find anything that has been effective. Here, at West Parade Dental Care we can help to find you an effective option.
What is snoring?
Snoring occurs when there is partial obstruction of the airway – the noise is simply the vibrations of soft tissue. Whilst this often has little impact on the snorer, some do wake feeling unrefreshed, suffer headaches and a tenderness in the upper airway. More often, it is those within close proximity that are profoundly affected.
Obstructive sleep apnoea
Obstructive sleep apnoea, is a serious condition, this happens when the airway collapses and is obstructed for multiple periods of time during sleep. Both in the form of a total pause or a significant shallowing of breath, oxygen levels dip and can result in a multitude of symptoms: extreme tiredness, abnormal movements whilst sleeping, and headaches to name a few.
There are a number of solutions for both snoring and sleep apnoea.
Mandibular Advancement Splints (MAS) are commonly used for both, gently holding the lower jaw forward to keep the airway open. A splint is the most common treatment of choice – highly effective, less expensive and more patient friendly.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) is recommended and offers the highest clinical success. For those that cannot get on with CPAP and for moderate sufferers, (less than 30 interruptions an hour).