At Salamanca Dental, we offer construction of custom made mandibular advancement splints(MAS) as a treatment modality for obstructive sleep apnoea. Prior to construction of MAS, a comprehensive assessment of the mouth and airways, including a sleep study, is necessary to diagnose for obstructive sleep apnoea and determine whether a MAS is a suitable treatment option.
What is a MAS?
- A MAS is a mouth insert worn over the teeth during sleep that helps keep the airway open. They are made by dentists with special training who work in cooperation with respiratory physicians
- If MAS is deemed an appropriate treatment option, photos and moulds of your upper and lower teeth will be taken to construct a MAS that is specifically custom fitted to your mouth
- Wearing a MAS may alter the ‘bite’ in the long term
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