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Looking For A Footscray Sleep Clinic? We Can Help!

 
Are you having a tough time sleeping? Do you wake up feeling exhausted due to a poor night’s sleep? Are you unable to concentrate for long periods or are always feeling tired? If the answer is yes, then you are not alone.

According to research, around 1.5 million Australians, 9% of the population suffer from some form of sleep disorder. These are sleep disorders that, if left untreated, can cause other issues – some of which are potentially life-threatening!

Our dental sleep clinic in Footscray can help you take back control of your life from conditions such as chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea using proven oral appliance therapy. In addition, we also treat conditions such as bruxism (teeth grinding) and Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD).

sleep clinic Footscray Oral Appliance Therapy

So What Exactly is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Oral appliance therapy utilises a series of oral and mandibular advancement splints (MAS) to ensure that the airway remains open during sleep. For example, chronic snoring occurs when air can’t move freely between the nose and throat and this is why an unfortunate bed partner is the recipient of a constant loud reverberating sound.

By ensuring the airway is kept open, the air moves freely and as a result, the individual won’t snore.

In the same way, for Footscray residents with obstructive sleep apnoea, the throat and tongue muscles relax too much during sleep and as a result, the soft tissue causes the airway to become blocked making the individual wake up several times every hour gasping for air.

Because a custom-made oral splint is designed to keep the airway open and gently push the tongue forward, Footscray residents are able to take better control of their sleep and indeed their overall health and wellbeing. Simply insert it into the mouth just before sleep, and let the splint work its magic. Footscray patients should awake feeling refreshed and ready to start their day.

sleep clinic Footscray Oral Appliance Therapy

So What Exactly is Oral Appliance Therapy?

Oral appliance therapy utilises a series of oral and mandibular advancement splints (MAS) to ensure that the airway remains open during sleep. For example, chronic snoring occurs when air can’t move freely between the nose and throat and this is why an unfortunate bed partner is the recipient of a constant loud reverberating sound.

By ensuring the airway is kept open, the air moves freely and as a result, the individual won’t snore.

In the same way, for Footscray residents with obstructive sleep apnoea, the throat and tongue muscles relax too much during sleep and as a result, the soft tissue causes the airway to become blocked making the individual wake up several times every hour gasping for air.

Because a custom-made oral splint is designed to keep the airway open and gently push the tongue forward, Footscray residents are able to take better control of their sleep and indeed their overall health and wellbeing. Simply insert it into the mouth just before sleep, and let the splint work its magic. Footscray patients should awake feeling refreshed and ready to start their day.

About Our Dental Sleep Clinic in Footscray

Our Melbourne dental sleep clinic is to larger sleep centres in the suburbs of Footscray, Niddrie, and Armadale. Under the control of Dr Damian Teo – himself an experienced Sleep and TMJ dentist – our teams can assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of sleep disorder conditions. So whether you have been diagnosed with bruxism and need help, or you have been experiencing craniofacial pain due to TMJ disorder, we can assist you to get back on track.

sleep clinic Footscray Niddrie Armadale
sleep clinic Footscray Niddrie Armadale

About Our Dental Sleep Clinic in Footscray

Our Melbourne dental sleep clinic is to larger sleep centres in the suburbs of Footscray, Niddrie, and Armadale. Under the control of Dr Damian Teo – himself an experienced Sleep and TMJ dentist – our teams can assess, diagnose and treat a wide variety of sleep disorder conditions. So whether you have been diagnosed with bruxism and need help, or you have been experiencing craniofacial pain due to TMJ disorder, we can assist you to get back on track.

So Why Choose a Footscray Sleep Dentist to Take Care of your Sleep Disorder?

While it may seem strange to visit a dentist for sleeping disorders, there are a number of reasons why you should. They include:

A Refreshingly Different Approach

At our dental sleep clinic in Footscray, our team – led by Dr Teo – takes a different approach to treat sleep disorders and is one of only a few dentists in Victoria to treat only sleep disorder patients. With obstructive sleep apnoea and chronic snoring cases particularly, the root cause of the problem is the airway. As this is part of the mouth, it makes perfect sense that a dentist would have a better understanding of the problem than most.

Oral Appliance Therapy Works!

Footscray residents will be pleased to know that oral appliance therapy has been scientifically proven to be a frontline treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea and snoring. Not only that, but splints can also protect teeth from night-time teeth grinding which can, in turn, lead to craniofacial pain issues such as Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD).
For sleep apnoea patients, at least oral appliance therapy provides a convenient, quick and easy alternative to CPAP machine therapy which is commonly recommended to treat these types of symptoms.

Taking a Holistic Viewpoint!

It may seem a little contradictory that a dentist focusing on the mouth will have a holistic view of how a sleep disorder patient is treated, but in this case, it’s true!

Because our suites are located in sleep clinics containing a whole host of sleep professionals, we can quickly liaise to ensure the patient is treated holistically if needed. For Footscray residents, it means that if they need a sleep survey or need a diagnosis outside of the realms of a sleep dentist, it can quickly be arranged. 

Don’t let sleeping problems ruin your life! Pop into our dental sleep clinic in Footscray  to see how we can help you. Call us today to book an appointment, and take the first step towards greater overall health and well-being.

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Niddrie: (03) 9068 5316

Armadale: (03) 9068 535

Footscray: (03) 9068 5357