Treatment for Sleep Apnea

At our Halifax dental clinic, our dentists can treat sleep disorders, such as snoring and sleep apnea, with the help of oral appliances.

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Snoring vs. Sleep Apnea: The Difference

Snoring happens when the tissues in the throat relax enough during sleep that they partially block the airway. This results in vibrations, which create the sound of snoring. 

Sleep apnea is a chronic condition characterized by pauses in breathing or shallow breathing during sleep. People with sleep apnea may stop breathing for anywhere between 10 seconds or even up to a minute or more.

Both snoring and sleep apnea can be exacerbated by obesity, large tongue and tonsils, aging and the shape of the head and neck.

Snoring & Sleep Apnea Devices

At our Halifax dental clinic, our dentists offer specialized oral appliances that can relieve (or in some cases eliminate) symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea by helping to open airways and increase airflow during sleep.

There are several different types of snoring and sleep apnea devices. Speak with your dentist to see what kind of oral device is recommended for you.

Signs of Sleep Apnea

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have sleep apnea:

  • Pauses in breathing during sleep
  • Insomnia (inability to stay asleep)
  • Dry mouth when you wake due to mouth breathing
  • Struggling for air during sleep
  • Persistent headaches
  • Hypersomnia (extreme exhaustion during the day)

Device for Treating Snoring & Sleep Apnea

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Location

Scotia Dental
5251 Duke St #602, Halifax, NS B3J 3S1 CA

Phone Number

(902) 444-8550

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Thursday: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Friday: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

(902) 444-8550