Obstructive Sleep Apnoea is a serious medical condition that results in airway obstruction, poor sleep and a reduction in oxygen concentration when sleeping. It is often associated with snoring but not all snorers have sleep apnoea. It requires a diagnosis from a medical professional that will likely include a sleep study.
There are a number of treatment options for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Snoring. These include continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy and oral appliances such as a Mandibular Advancement Splint. A Mandibular Advancement Splint is silent, requires no straps or tubing and is easily transported for people that travel. At Geelong Dental Centre we are trained in the fitting and fabrication of Somnomed Mandibular Advancement Splints.
Call us to arrange a consultation where we can assess if you are suitable for this treatment.