Dentists Can Provide an Alternative to CPAP for Sleep Apnoea

For those with sleep apnoea, treatment with a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can be uncomfortable and noisy so it might not be used every night as recommended. The dentist can provide alternative treatment options:

– Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT) involves a custom-made retainer-like device worn over the teeth at night to prevent the airways collapsing and the tongue blocking the airways.

– Research has shown that OAT is as effective as CPAP.

– Your dentist will be happy to discuss this further.

“For many patients, these devices provide a way to successfully manage sleep apnea without the need for a machine!”

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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.

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