~ Everybody deserves a good night sleep ~
At Emerald Dental Care we aim to take a holistic approach where we not only look after your oral health but also your general wellbeing. This is why our dentists are also trained in providing specialised services such as the treatment of snoring and sleep apnoea.
Snoring is a result of partial blockage of your airways during sleep. Although snoring is common, it poses very little health issues. However, snorers have a high risk of having a very serious health condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnoea (OSA).
OSA is the complete blockage of the airways, caused by the collapsing of muscles of the mouth, tongue, and throat. As a result, breathing will cease momentarily, sometimes lasting up to a minute. This can be a serious health problem, and more often than not OSA is linked to other medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, and obesity.