Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnoea

Snoring and sleep problems can be caused by dental issues. We treat the dental problems to prevent you from having a disrupted sleep pattern, and help you to identify any other causes that can be treated.


What is Obstructive Sleep Apnoea?

Snoring may be an indication that you have a condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA), a condition where throat muscles relax during sleep and block the airway. Symptoms of sleep apnoea syndrome include excessive daytime sleepiness, high blood pressure, and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Before beginning any treatment, suspected OSA sufferers must have an evaluation from a respiratory or sleep physician to determine whether treatment is necessary. From there, we can help to treat the issue, relieve any discomfort, and avoid detrimental health consequences.

Treatment for sleep apnoea

While sleep apnoea and snoring cannot be cured, managing it can help to reduce the frequency of symptoms, leading to more restful sleep. The primary treatment is the use of a special splint for snoring and sleep apnoea, known as a Mandibular Advancement Splint (MAS). This splint can be used to treat mild to moderate OSA and regular snoring. Each sleep apnoea splint is custom-made for the patient and used to incrementally bring the lower jaw forwards, helping to keep the airway open during sleep.

Treatment begins with an initial appointment where we take impressions of your upper and lower jaws so we can tailor the splint to your unique mouth profile. From there, we have a second appointment to fit and adjust the device so it sits correctly. You will be required to attend regular appointments for adjustments, as your jaw progressively moves. 



Treatment with Dr Hillel New

As CDIC’s leading dentist, Dr Hillel New has been providing patients with exceptional dental care for over 32 years. Dr New has built a vast reputation for providing quality, pain-free treatments in both cosmetic and implant dentistry, and is often called upon for his expertise in identifying and troubleshooting problems with dental implants.

HIs dental treatment philosophy centres around a commitment to evidence-based dentistry, and he believes in effective communication as the key to treatment success and positive long-term relationships with his patients.

Benefits of OSA treatment

Treating your sleep apnoea and snoring with mandibular advancement or medication can make a positive difference in your life, leading to improved health outcomes and better quality of life. Some of the main benefits include:

  • Better Sleep: Reducing loud snoring or the number of OSA episodes each night will help you to get deeper and more restful sleep each night, helping you wake up refreshed and less tired throughout the day.
  • Improved Wellbeing: Satisfactory sleep helps to regulate blood pressure, reduce stress, and improve your focus and attention.

Unfortunately, treating OSA is not always possible at the dentist. If your condition is severe, you may require more extensive sleep apnoea therapy which should be recommended or provided by a trained sleep specialist.

A better night’s sleep at CDIC

Our general dental services are designed to restore the health and longevity of your teeth, and improve your overall quality of life. With expertise in a variety of areas, we are well-equipped to provide relief from snoring and sleep apnoea and give you more comfort during your rest.

We welcome all new patients from across Melbourne and interstate looking for the highest standard of care. Book in an obligation-free consultation today to explore our snoring and sleep apnoea solutions.