How can we help you?
We have collected several of the most common questions we receive and listed them here for your convenience. If your question is not listed, we welcome you to phone us for a specific answer about the services we provide, health fund information or to arrange an appointment.
We welcome new patients, and our friendly, professional team is dedicated to helping you get the answers you need to make accurate decisions regarding your oral health.
Sleep Apnoea Treatment
Snoring can indicate the presence of sleep apnoea, but not always. Sometimes snoring is simply a noisy nuisance that awakens you or your partner, preventing a restful night’s sleep.
Snoring often worsens with certain medications and the consumption of alcohol. A cold, allergies or a sinus infection can also cause snoring volume to rise.
At Garden City Implant & Dental, we treat both snoring and sleep apnoea using continuous open airway therapy (COAT). A custom oral appliance will gently guide the lower jaw forward, reducing blockage and vibration common during sleep.
Lifestyle changes that can also assist with reduced snoring:
- Maintaining a healthy weight
- Avoiding alcohol
- Sleeping on a regular schedule
Bruxism, or teeth grinding, has also been linked to snoring and sleep apnoea.
If you or your partner suffers from snoring, it is a good idea to rule out sleep apnoea, as it complicates overall health and wellness. A sleep study with a qualified sleep practitioner will reveal if you have a simple case of snoring or you require sleep apnoea treatment.
We work with SomnoDent, a company that creates oral appliances to reduce sleep-disordered breathing so that our patients achieve the restorative sleep necessary for a healthy body.