Sleep studies

At Lotus Dental our dentists have a special interest in diagnosing and treating snoring and sleep apnoea.

As dentists we play a key role as gatekeepers of the patient’s airway. Some patients come to us knowing they have sleep issues, but all our patients who have a comprehensive examination are also routinely assessed for possible sleep-related issues by our dentists.

We can then offer a home sleep study to our adult patients to help properly diagnose and treat the cause of problems including

  • teeth grinding
  • tiredness
  • headaches
  • reduced oxygen saturation levels

due to a collapsing of the airway.

Home sleep studies

Sleep studies used to involve spending the night at a hospital or special.clinic. Now they can take place in the comfort of your own home with a portable diagnostic recorder.

After the study we upload the sleep data for study by a GP and a specialist sleep physician. A detailed 5 page report is then sent to our dentists, who guide the patient towards a correct treatment modality and different options for treatment.

 


 

Call us at Lotus Dental in Sydney on 02 9953 5153 or send us an email to make an appointment. We’ll discuss and diagnose the cause of your problem, order a home sleep study if it’s applicable, and identify appropriate treatment options for you.