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Snoring/Sleep Apnea

Snoring

Snoring can be a symptom of sleep apnea; a condition that presents serious, life-threatening symptoms and often remains undiagnosed. Some sufferers may not know they have it or it may be mistaken for snoring. If loud snoring is affecting your sleep it is best to see a GP to make sure you are not suffering from sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder that occurs when there is a partial or complete blockage of the airway in the throat. This is caused when the tongue and soft tissues in the throat relax too much at bedtime or when fatty deposits due to weight problems narrow or sometimes shut down the airway completely.

If you suffer from sleep apnea you will frequently stop breathing while you sleep, then after periods of not breathing the brain will wake up and breathing will resume. This can cause you to gasp for air. Because the brain wakes up to end the episode of sleep apnea, your sleep can be severely disrupted.

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    Some of the most common causes of Sleep Apnea include:

    • Small or receding jaw with narrow airway
    • Obesity
    • Family history
    • Smoking
    • Nasal congestion
    • Age

    Symptoms of Sleep Apnea may include the following:

    • Morning headaches
    • Lack of energy during the day
    • Insomnia
    • Feeling disgruntled
    • Loud snoring
    • Choking while sleeping
    • Forgetfulness
    • Drowsiness
    • Difficulty concentrating
    • High blood pressure
    • Irritability
    • Repetitive awakening throughout the night
    • Dry or sore mouth and throat
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    If you think you might be suffering from sleep apnea it is important to consult your GP and sleep physician.

    At Creative Dental Haus we offer a made to measure MAS device from SomnoMed, a company that produces oral appliances to treat sleep conditions such as obstructive sleep apnea. These appliances can be a welcome alternative, if suitable, to the traditional CPAP therapy or corrective surgery for treating sleep apnea and heavy snoring. They are comfortable and non-intrusive when professionally fitted by a dentist.

    The dentist will take an impression of your mouth and record the bite measurements for an accurate assessment. A made to measure device can then be ordered from SomnoMed and fitted in the comfort of our regular clinic.

    To find out more about SomnoMed oral appliances visit Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance – SomnoMed Australia.

    If you suffer from daytime sleepiness, heavy snoring, or are otherwise concerned about your quality of sleep, book a consultation to discuss your concerns and the best treatment options!

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    Are you worried about your dental health?

    Following a friendly discussion with you about your condition, our expert dental team will offer a personalised strategy for your smile transformation.

    Frequently asked questions

    There are lots of practices in and around Geelong. You might be asking yourself ‘Why is Creative Dental Haus the right clinic for my family?’ Here are three reasons why we stand out:

    • 
 Our patients are family; when you become a patient of Creative Dental Haus, you’re not just an appointment time. You’re a real person, with individual needs. We take time to listen and thoroughly understand your dental history, assess your current dental health status, and talk you through the best treatment options for you. Everyone’s journey is different and we apply a personalised and tailor made approach to our dental care.
    • Your comfort is important to us; the rooms at our brand new practice are designed to treat patients in a calm and relaxed environment. You can even request to watch your favourite TV show whilst our dentists are working hard on your pearly whites.
    • We put your health first: our professional team is highly qualified and experienced, but we strongly believe it is important that our patients be given the option to choose their own dental treatment. Our dentists will provide you with thoroughly considered treatment plans and they will respect your right to make decisions based on your individual circumstances and budget. When leaving your appointment, we will make sure you are well informed of all your treatment options and associated costs and that you are able to make healthy choices for your long-term dental health.

    Money should not be a reason why you can’t have dental treatment when you need it. Our fees are open, honest and transparent: we understand that dental prices can be expensive and confusing. At Creative Dental Haus you will be given treatment plans with itemized costs explained in detail. We never compromise on quality and ensure that you are given the treatment options available to your situation that suit your budget, lifestyle and long-term dental health. We welcome you to ask any questions about the cost of your treatment.

    We only take x-rays when they are necessary. As a general rule it is highly recommended that x-rays are taken every two years to make sure there is no underlying dental decay, infection or gum disease. We use x-rays to diagnose diseases not visible to the naked eye or during a clinical dental examination. Dental conditions often don’t present any symptoms until they are well advanced; dental imaging allows us to diagnose any underlying conditions early to avoid expensive dental treatment in the future.

    We understand your concerns regarding x-ray safety. At Creative Dental Haus we use modern, up to date technology; the use of digital x-rays significantly reduces the amounts of exposure to radiation than traditional x-rays. Digital x-rays use very low levels of radiation and provide the highest resolution images available. Despite the advances in x-ray technology we are committed to keeping the amount of radiation you are exposed to at our practice to minimum and will always make sure you and your family are safe.

    We definitely do. Children aged between 2-17 may be eligible for up to $1000 of bulk-billed preventative dental treatment every two calendar years under the Medicare’s Child Dental Benefits Schedule. This means you don’t have any out of pocket expenses. The vouchers can be used across multiple appointments over the two calendar years and include comprehensive dental examination, scale and polish, x-rays (if needed), fissure sealants, remineralising treatment or other preventative dental treatment.

    Yes we do. Health fund rebates can be processed on the day of your appointment. We accept all health funds to assist you with the cost of dental care at our practice. Our HICAPS machine allows us to claim your benefits on the spot so you only pay the gap at the end of your appointment. Prior to your treatment, please check with your healthfund if you are covered under HICAPS.

    Payment can be made via Visa, Matercard, American Express or EFTPOS. Cash payments are also accepted.

    We are a family practice and welcome all children.

    It is recommended that a child see a dentist for the first time at the age of 2. The first appointment will familiarize your child with the environment. We encourage parents to bring their child to our dental surgery at the time of their own appointments as we want the little ones to be familiar with the dentist and the practice and prepared for their own appointment. We take special care of children’s appointments to make sure their experience at the dentist is positive.

    Kids will always walk out with a special gift bag and a balloon.

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    Shop 3/96 Pakington St, Geelong West VIC 3218, Australia
    03 5222 6656
    info@creativedentalhaus.com.au

    Opening hours

    Monday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
    Tuesday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
    Wednesday: 8.30am – 5pm
    Thursday: 9am – 7pm
    Friday: 8.30am – 2pm
    Saturday: By Appointment Only
    Sunday: Closed

      We partner with Super Care And Denticare

      OPENING HOURS

      Monday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
      Tuesday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
      Wednesday: 8.30am – 5pm
      Thursday: 9am – 7pm
      Friday: 8.30am – 2pm
      Saturday: By Appointment Only
      Sunday: Closed