Loud snoring is one of the main symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea, a serious medical condition that increases risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic health problems.
Your dentist can help treat this sleep disorder which causes breathing difficulties from blocked airways.
- Sleep apnea results in frequent interruptions to breathing during the night, increasing the risk of serious health problems.
- Depending on the severity of your sleep apnea, your dentist could help with its treatment as well as the overall health of your teeth and gums.
- A dentist can provide a custom-made oral appliance to be worn overnight by those with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
“On oral appliance is a device that’s custom made for your unique smile and fits in your mouth to help reposition your jaw. It’s worn like a retainer every night to adjust your jaw so your airway remains open and allows you to get a good night’s sleep.”
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Dr Siddharth Wandrekar - Practice principal (GDC No. 170074)
BDS – India 2004, MSc Prosthetic Dentistry 2007 (London), MJDF Royal College of Surgeons England
Sidd has been with Brunel Dental Practice since 2011 and took over the practice in September 2016 after the previous principal retired.
Sidd qualified in 2004 from one of the prestigious Universities in India. He came to the UK and meritoriously obtained a Masters in Prosthetic Dentistry from King’s College, London. He then spent a year in a hospital environment being involved in major surgeries such as head and neck cancer, correction of jaw fractures and complex surgical removal of teeth. He moved to work as an Associate in Private and NHS practices in Scotland before joining Brunel Dental Practice.
Sidd enjoys dentistry because he can help everyone to achieve good dental health and overall well-being in a caring and comfortable environment.
He is married with two boys who keep him on his toes. He loves playing tennis and represents the local club in the regional Leagues. He loves to travel and visit offbeat places. He also has a keen interest in current affairs.