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Dental Sleep Medicine with Dr Paul Reaney and Snoring Solutions NI

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Dental sleep medicine is a field of dentistry that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related breathing disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and snoring.

Dental sleep medicine involves the use of oral appliances, which are custom-made dental devices that are worn during sleep to help manage sleep-related breathing disorders.

Dental sleep medicine can be an effective treatment option for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnoea, as well as for those who cannot tolerate CPAP or prefer a more conservative approach to managing their sleep-related breathing disorder.

Dr Paul Reaney is the first dentist in Ireland and one of only two dentists in the UK to gain accreditation from the European Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He provides this solution here at Marlborough Clinic Belfast and at his clinic in Markethill. Learn more about Paul Reaney and Snoring Solutions NI: https://snoringsolutionsni.co.uk

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  • Dental Sleep Medicine Consultation & Screeningfor Snoring/Obstructive Sleep Apnoea £155
  • Virtual Consultation with Consultant Sleep Physician £200
  • Consultant Sleep Physician Home Sleep Test (includes diagnosis and prescription for treatment) £350
  • Precision Digital CAD CAM Mandibular Advancement Appliance from £950

How can we help with sleep-related breathing disorders (SRBD)?

Dental Sleep Medicine is recognised by NICE guidelines as contributing an essential role in the management of SRBD…snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. We screen patients for signs and symptoms of SRBD, perform diagnostic tests such as Home Sleep Tests, and provide high technology precision oral appliances to manage these conditions. We work in conjunction with sleep physicians and other healthcare providers to provide comprehensive care for patients.

What are the signs and symptoms of sleep-related breathing disorders?

The signs and symptoms of SRDB include loud snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, restless tossing and turning, excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, dry mouth or sore throat upon waking, difficulty staying asleep, and irritability or mood changes. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to consult with a qualified healthcare professional for proper evaluation and diagnosis.

What is obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)?

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is defined by episodes of partial or complete cessation of airflow during sleep due to the collapse of the upper airway. These episodes can lead to disrupted sleep and decreased oxygen levels in the blood, which can result in a variety of health problems such as cardiovascular disease, strokes and increased risk of diabetes. Tiredness during the day also increases the risks of patients to occupational and road traffic accidents due to decreased vigilance

What are oral appliances and how do they work?

Oral appliances, also known as mandibular advancement devices (MADs), are custom-made devices that are worn in the mouth during sleep. They work by repositioning the lower jaw and tongue forwards to help maintain an open airway, which can help prevent the collapse of the upper airway that occurs in sleep apnoea and reduce snoring. Oral appliances are typically well-tolerated, comfortable to wear, and easy to use.

How effective are oral appliances for treating sleep-related breathing disorders?

Oral appliances have been shown to be an effective treatment option for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and for patients who are unable to tolerate continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy The effectiveness of oral appliances can vary depending on the severity of the condition, the type of oral appliance used, and individual patient factors. NICE guidelines emphasise that Dental Sleep Medicine care is only provided by a dentist who has adequate training for optimum patient safety and an optimum outcome.

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