St Leonards Dental Centre

Are their side effects or complications from wearing a SomnoDent oral device?

As with any medical treatment, there are possible complications or side effects to dental sleep therapy. There are three primary side effects when using the device; tooth discomfort, TMJ (jaw joint) or muscular discomfort, and tooth movement or bite changes.

The side effects and complications of using COAT ( Continuous Open Airway Therapy ) are still considered minor and mostly, patients' discomfort will subside after a week or two after using the appliance. Minor complications like salivation and dry lips are also possible.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.