Snoring and Sleep Apnoea
Corona Virus – Dental Update
Issue Date: 15/6/2020
Life Dental & Wellbeing is now open.
We are not running at full capacity yet as we are phasing our return to the new normal so please be patient if you are struggling to get through to us or waiting to hear back from you about an appointment. As expected, the way we operate will be a bit different but please do be reassured that we will continue to look after you and your oral health in a safe clinical environment.
If you have a dental appointment in the coming weeks we will be contacting you the day before to talk through the appointment procedure and ensure that you are happy to attend.
If you have a dental emergency please call the practice during normal working hours and we will endeavour to help you, however please be aware that there are some restrictions on the treatments we can undertake during the current Alert Status. Outside normal working hours and at weekends or on Bank Holidays please call the practice for further information that will guide you through the Out of Hours service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Ben Pearson and the team
What it involves?An assessment to discuss your needs and suitability. Moulds taken to allow the construction of the Somnowell device.
How long does it take?Two appointments usually a month apart followed by a review a couple of months later
How much does it cost?£1****
Whilst you’re asleep, your body is still working, rebalancing chemicals and repairing itself.
Sleep can help reduce the effects of many health problems, increasing memory, improving metabolism and helping us perform daily tasks more effectively. A good night’s sleep can also play an important role in oral health, reducing stress levels which can make you less susceptible to infection.
In some cases, a lack of sleep can be attributed to snoring or obstructive sleep apnoea – a condition where the airway is obstructed during sleep resulting in an interruption to breathing.
Broken sleep over many years can have a negative effect on overall health and life expectancy.
Sufferers of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and snorers (and their partners) can benefit greatly from using a dental appliance called a Somnowell. This small, discreet device worn orally at night significantly improves breathing, resulting in better quality sleep and a more restful night all round.
Ben Pearson is a member of the British Society of Dental Sleep Medicine and a Somnowell Platinum Practitioner. He would be pleased to discuss your needs with you.
Interest-free credit is available to help spread the cost.