Snoring & Sleep Apnea
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At Dentistry on Green Lane in Thornhill, we can help patients diagnosed with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea with an oral appliance called SomnoDent.
Is a SomnoDent Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Right for Me?
The Somnodent oral appliance is a custom-made device that is comprised of upper and lower dental plates to maintain optimal jaw bone positioning. The device helps maintains an open upper airway by increasing its dimensions and reducing collapsibility.
Unlike other similar devices, SomnoDent allows patients to maintain normal mouth opening and closing
Early Sleep Apnea Symptoms:
- Daytime fatigue
- Trouble concentrating
- Poor memory
It is an ideal alternative treatment for patients who have been diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea or for those who have severe OSA, yet are unable or unwilling to tolerate CPAP therapy and/or surgery.
To properly diagnose a sleep or breathing disorder during sleep, a sleep study must be conducted. This involves a night spent under observation at a sleep clinic. During a sleep study, your sleep patterns, movements, and oxygen levels in your blood will be measured overnight to determine whether your snoring is more than just an annoying noise you make during the night.