Snoring results in reduced quality of sleep for the snorer and those around them, which then also impairs lifestyle quality due to sleep deprivation and drowsiness. Snoring is often due to mispositioning of the jaw or due to the tongue falling back into the airway. In severe cases, this can restrict the airway and cause sleep apnoea which is a serious sleep disorder that has been shown to increase risk of medical conditions such as stroke and reduce life expectancy. Our dentists at Landale Dental in Box Hill perform screening checks at your first comprehensive visit and can assist in the process of ensuring correct diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnoea that is tailored to you.
All procedures carry risks. Some people may not be suitable candidates for this procedure. Your dentist will discuss all risks prior to commencing any treatment.