Dental Sleep Medicine
Dental sleep medicine looks at the relationship between the jaw position and the airway during sleep, which may result in sleep disordered breathing.
Sleep disordered breathing increases risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and stroke among other conditions.
When the airway closes or narrows during obstructive sleep apnoea oxygen levels in the body drop and trigger a stress response similar to ‘flight or fight’ mechanism. The effect on sleep may be restlessness, tossing and turning, snoring, clenching or grinding teeth.
Our dental team aims to identify signs of sleep disordered breathing and from there i) screen for more information and ii) facilitate effective management of the condition.
See our Dental Sleep Medicine brochure here and call us today to make an appointment for Dental Sleep Medicine.