Sleep Apnoea
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Sunshine Coast Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Wattle Street Dental provide Sunshine Coast sleep apnoea treatment and services. Did you know over 40% of the population aged 60 over have sleep apnoea?  Sleep apnoea problems can range in severity but can often lead to long-term health problems such as strokes , heart attack, diabetes, depression or insomnia. Our team of experienced professionals can work with you to determine if your apnoea is caused by a dental, frenulum or related issue and create a tailored treatment plan to help you.

For more information, please get in touch with our Sunshine Coast clinic on 07 54477669.

Importance of Sleep Apnoea Prevention:

Sleep apnoea is a condition whereby you stop breathing during sleep, preventing flow of oxygen to the brain for short periods. It’s incredibly common among older adults, with prevalence estimated to be up to 50% depending on age and gender. Often, sleep apnoea is either not recognised or simply diagnosed as ‘mild’ and therefore not worth treating. The problem with this is that sleep apnoea has drastic effects on your long-term health, and mild sleep apnoea can be easily treatment with an oral appliance and prevent it become severe sleep apnoea.

Failing to treat sleep apnoea can result in:

  • Shorter lifespan
  • Strokes
  • Increased hypertension headaches
  • Insomnia

Sleep apnoea is prevalent amongst snorers and is a common cause for morning headaches and general drowsiness throughout the day.



Comprehensive Sleep Apnoea Solutions

There are many ways that sleep apnoea symptoms can be caused, and we’re incredibly diligent in our analysis to ensure no time and money is wasted in effectively treating your apnoea. Sometimes, after a consultation and review of x-rays and the mouth, we may find it necessary to refer your problem to an ear, nose and throat specialist. Many sleep apnoea issues are caused by dental problems, but sometimes there’s nasal problems that may need further attention from a different specialist.

Tongue Tie Treatment:

One common procedure to remove the symptoms of sleep apnoea is to treat tongue tie. The tongue tie, or frenulum, usually develops to allow for proper placement of the tongue behind your top row of teeth, against the roof of your mouth. However, when this doesn’t occur, a number of symptoms can persist, including:

  • Mouth breathing
  • Drooling
  • Improper jaw alignment
  • Lisp and speaking problems

Mouth breathing is a common cause of sleep apnoea and if you’ve ever found yourself dribbling when you wake up or often wake up with a headache, this is a sign that you may have mild sleep apnoea. If you have difficulties placing your tongue in the correct spot comfortably, can’t place your tongue outside of the lip, or have trouble swallowing, it is possible that your apnoea is caused by a restrictive tongue tie. Treatment results in little pain and is quite easy to perform. See our page on tongue tie release for more information.

Sleep Apnoea Treatment

Book an appointment at our Sunshine Coast dental clinic to discuss our range of sleep apnoea treatment options. Call 07 54477669

Sunshine Coast Kid’s Dentist

Wattle Street Dental love seeing kid’s in our Sunshine Coast clinic. We offer a range of different restorative services including fillings, fissure sealants and stainless steel crowns. Our restorative procedures are designed to be as gentle as possible. Our Oral Health Therapists work closely with your children to instill confidence and encourage healthy oral behaviours from an early age.

For more information about our kid’s dentist our full range of services, please get in touch with Wattle Street Dental on 07 54477669.

Sweet little girl smiling at her doctor


Filling Options:

Our filling options include plastic resin (BPA free) and stainless steel crowns. Plastic fillings are a fantastic option for most children if the tooth decay isn’t too substantial. Stainless steel crowns are are a longer lasting option for more involved teeth or younger children who may struggle to sit still for long. Ultimately, we’ll recommend the best option for your child based on the extent of the damage and their age. We’ll also evaluate the habits that are likely to be causing tooth decay and teach you how to prevent future problems.

Fissure sealants are a thin white polymer coatings that fill the fissures (grooves) of the molars to protect the teeth from plaque and acids., Fissure sealants are effective in reducing the occurrence of tooth decay in hard to reach areas.



Comfortable Environment:

We understand that going to the dentist can be a daunting experience for many children and even some adults. To counteract this, our dental office environment is upbeat and friendly, and we do as much as we can to minimise the scariness of dental work for children. Some of the things we do to make the dental experience more enjoyable for children include:

  • Ceiling-mounted TV with their choice of show
  • Friendly clinicians who take the time to get to know your child
  • Taking breaks throughout procedures to ask how they’re feeling
  • Nitrous Oxide (happy gas)
  • Essential oil diffusion to remove the “dental smell”

We pride ourselves on making dental procedures as gentle as possible. This is especially important when working with children to instill confidence in going to the dentist and keeping their teeth clean. Naturally, all fillings and restorations come with a numbing agent unless requested otherwise.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Sunshine Coast Kid’s Dentist

Book an appointment with our Sunshine Coast kid’s dentist at Wattle Street Dental today. Call 07 54477669.

Sunshine Coast Kid’s Dentist

Wattle Street Dental love seeing kid’s in our Sunshine Coast clinic. We offer a range of different restorative services including fillings, fissure sealants and stainless steel crowns. Our restorative procedures are designed to be as gentle as possible. Our Oral Health Therapists work closely with your children to instill confidence and encourage healthy oral behaviours from an early age.

For more information about our kid’s dentist our full range of services, please get in touch with Wattle Street Dental on 07 54477669.

Sweet little girl smiling at her doctor


Filling Options:

Our filling options include plastic resin (BPA free) and stainless steel crowns. Plastic fillings are a fantastic option for most children if the tooth decay isn’t too substantial. Stainless steel crowns are are a longer lasting option for more involved teeth or younger children who may struggle to sit still for long. Ultimately, we’ll recommend the best option for your child based on the extent of the damage and their age. We’ll also evaluate the habits that are likely to be causing tooth decay and teach you how to prevent future problems.

Fissure sealants are a thin white polymer coatings that fill the fissures (grooves) of the molars to protect the teeth from plaque and acids., Fissure sealants are effective in reducing the occurrence of tooth decay in hard to reach areas.



Comfortable Environment:

We understand that going to the dentist can be a daunting experience for many children and even some adults. To counteract this, our dental office environment is upbeat and friendly, and we do as much as we can to minimise the scariness of dental work for children. Some of the things we do to make the dental experience more enjoyable for children include:

  • Ceiling-mounted TV with their choice of show
  • Friendly clinicians who take the time to get to know your child
  • Taking breaks throughout procedures to ask how they’re feeling
  • Nitrous Oxide (happy gas)
  • Essential oil diffusion to remove the “dental smell”

We pride ourselves on making dental procedures as gentle as possible. This is especially important when working with children to instill confidence in going to the dentist and keeping their teeth clean. Naturally, all fillings and restorations come with a numbing agent unless requested otherwise.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Sunshine Coast Kid’s Dentist

Book an appointment with our Sunshine Coast kid’s dentist at Wattle Street Dental today. Call 07 54477669.

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