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Sleep Apnea Treatment in Dubbo

person sleeping in bedDo you ever wake up in the middle of the night gasping for air? Or, have you noticed a partner snoring loudly? Both are a symptom of sleep apnea, which can come with a host of health problems when not properly addressed.

However, we’ve got good news. At Delroy Park Dental Care, we’re able to help with natural, gentle treatments that don’t require any surgery.

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Types of Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is closely associated with snoring, where people who suffer from the disorder repeatedly stop breathing throughout the night. Breathing pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to minutes, sometimes occurring 30 times or more each hour.

A very common type of sleep apnea, this condition occurs when your tongue and other soft tissue in the mouth collapse and are sucked up against the back of your throat, effectively blocking your airway, stopping good oxygen flow. This type of apnea may be helped by wearing a custom-fit dental splint. Please note, a sleep study may be required before the splint can be created.

In this type of sleep apnea, your airway is not blocked. Rather, your brain fails to signal to your muscles to breathe, usually as a result of instability in your respiratory control centre. This type of sleep apnea may require the use of a CPAP machine, which directs air into your lungs as you sleep.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

At Delroy Park Dental Care, we have worked with a number of patients who have had success wearing custom-fit mouthguards during sleep. These mouthguards work by moving the jaw slightly forward, which makes it difficult for the airway to become blocked.

Learn More Today

If you suspect you or a loved one may be dealing with sleep apnea, we’d love to learn more and find out about your unique situation to determine how to move forward. Contact our practice today to book an appointment or simply get more information.

We look forward to speaking with you.


Sleep Apnea Treatment Dubbo NSW | (02) 6882 8819