Two in every ten Australians will experience significant snoring during their lifetime which for some may indicate a more serious medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. It causes interruptions to breathing during the night, with each interruption lasting from seconds to minutes. Left untreated this may lead to an increase in blood pressure, heart disease, stroke or heart attack.
Oral appliance therapy uses a dental device fitted in the mouth to prevent the airways from collapsing during sleep by holding the jaw forward. Dr Russell Fine has substantial experience in working with respiratory or sleep-disorder physicians in order to provide the best possible outcome for successful treatment of snoring/sleep apnoea.
^Insured patients should contact their health insurer to discuss their health fund rebates for proposed dental treatment.
*Please note that due to legal obligations all new patients must have an initial examination with their first scale and clean.