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Sleep Apnoea & Teeth Grinding Treatments

Helping You Achieve Optimum Health and Wellbeing

At Hugh Fleming Dentistry, we pride ourselves on our wide offering of oral health related services for patients of all ages. The lifelong health and wellbeing of our patients have always been our number one goal, which is why we also treat harmful conditions such as sleep apnoea and teeth grinding.

During your regular check-up, our professional team will assess your throat, mouth, teeth, and jaw for any signs of sleep apnoea or teeth grinding. This ensures you can receive the necessary treatment for these conditions as soon as possible, preventing more complex health issues down the track.

What is Sleep Apnoea?

Woman with pillow over ears and man snoringSleep apnoea refers to the partial obstruction of the airways, which usually occurs when a person snores during sleep. When lying down, the soft tissues of the mouth and throat relax leading to obstruction of the airway. This lack of oxygen then prompts the patient to wake suddenly. Usually, a person suffering from sleep apnoea is not aware that they are waking and resuming sleep several times each night.

Symptoms of Sleep Apnoea

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may just be suffering from this common sleep disorder:

  • Excessive daytime drowsiness
  • Poor concentration
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Headaches
  • Waking in the morning only to still feel fatigued
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Weight gain

How Can We Treat Sleep Apnoea?

Our experienced team can create custom-made appliances to help remedy sleep apnoea, including night splints and mouthguards, such as Somnodent. For more serious or complex cases of sleep apnoea, we refer our patients for a sleep study and to see an ENT specialist.
Woman with jaw pain

What is Teeth Grinding and Are You at Risk?

Teeth grinding (also known as Bruxism) usually occurs sub-consciously and can involve excessive clenching of the jaw. This can cause a wide range of health concerns and discomfort, including pain in the teeth and jaw, increased sensitivity, orofacial pain, headaches, neck pain and migraines.

If left untreated, teeth grinding can lead to severe wear and tear on the teeth, including potential breakages and cracks.

How We Treat Teeth Grinding

Just like sleep apnoea, we can also create a custom-fitting night splint to protect the teeth from grinding during night time. For those wishing to explore further treatment for their Bruxism, we also refer them to one of our trusted specialists.

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CONTACT US

Are you suffering from sleep apnoea or teeth grinding during the night? It’s vital you treat these concerns now to prevent them from negatively impacting your health any further. Call us to schedule a consultation with our friendly team today!


Teeth Grinding Mosman, Cremorne, Neutral Bay, Kirribilli, Cammeray, Balmoral and North Sydney NSW | 02 9960 8977

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