Sleep Apnea Threatens Your Health
Expertise in Sleep Apnea
Treatment for All Cases
Sleep apnea treatment often begins with the most conservative treatments and therapies. This may include weight loss programs, CPAP machines, and oral appliances which help keep the tongue and tissues from blocking the upper airway during sleep. Many patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea find that these conservative options help reduce symptoms and improve their sleep.
Sleep Apnea Surgery
Surgery for sleep apnea may be necessary when more conservative treatment has failed to improve symptoms. These surgeries can include soft palate surgery (UPPP), tongue repositioning, tonsillectomy, or nasal recontouring (septoplasty). Removing portions of the soft tissues can create a wider airway to help improve breathing during sleep.
Severe sleep apnea cases may need more advanced surgical treatment such as orthognathic surgery to bring the lower jaw forward. Known as maxillomandibular advancement surgery, this procedure moves the foundation of the face forward to enlarge the upper airway. This helps the airway be more resistant to pressure from soft tissue collapse to reduce obstruction during sleep.
Benefiting from Sleep Apnea Treatment
Proper assessment and personalized treatment from our oral surgeon can provide you with numerous and long-lasting benefits, including:
Live a healthier, more energized life.
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