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Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea at Oran Park & Harrington Park Dental Care

Discover the Signs, Symptoms and Treatments for Sleep Apnea at Oran Park Dental Care & Harrington Park Dental Care

Take action now and determine if you’re suffering from Sleep Apnea at Oran Park & Harrington Park Dental Care.

Do you feel tired a lot of the time?

Sleep apnea is a newly diagnosable disease modality that affects many people, old and young in our community. The symptoms of the disease are daytime sleepiness, lethargy, irritability and sometimes depression. 

The disease is characterised by breath holding at nigh time during sleep as many as 30 times each hour. This deprives the brain of oxygen and can lead to serious medical consequences such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke, micro sleeping while driving, and heart arrhythmias. The person affected by this disease may not be aware that they have it and it is usually a partner who notices persistent breath holding during sleep. 

Snoring, gasping for breath and feeling like you can’t get enough air are some common symptoms. Dentists undergo training courses on how to diagnose and treat this disease. The treatments available include a Pap device, which is positive airway pressure, and dental devices that hold the jaw forward during the sleep to keep the airway open. In extreme cases patients may need surgery.

Why Choose Oran Park Dental Care & Harrington Park Dental Care?

With many years of experience in dentistry, our friendly staff will be with you through each stage of your treatment.

You can rest assured that we use the most advanced dental techniques and procedures to ensure shorter treatment times and optimal results. Additionally, we also offer cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers.

Located at Oran Park Town Centre and Harrington Plaza, Harrington Park, with easy parking. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that causes a person to stop breathing repeatedly during sleep. Our trained dentists are able to diagnose sleep apnea by evaluating a patient’s medical history, symptoms, and risk factors for sleep apnea. A physical examination and oral exam may also be performed to look for signs of the condition.

Common symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, choking or gasping during sleep, waking up with a dry mouth or headache, difficulty staying asleep, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Sleep apnea can have a significant impact on overall health, including increasing the risk of heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure. It can also lead to depression and anxiety.

Sleep apnea can be caused by several factors, including obesity, genetics, and lifestyle habits, such as alcohol and tobacco use.

The most common treatment for sleep apnea is continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, which involves wearing a mask over the nose or mouth while sleeping to deliver air pressure and keep the airway open.

CPAP therapy uses a machine to deliver a constant flow of air to the airway, helping to keep it open during sleep. The mask is attached to the CPAP machine via a hose and provides air pressure to prevent airway collapse during sleep.

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