Sleep Apnea and Oral Surgery: What You Need to Know

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While Plantation oral surgery isn't the first line of defense against obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), it can be a highly effective therapy option. What is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)? What is the best way to tell whether you have sleep apnea? Take a look at the accompanying instructional material for answers to those queries, as well as information on when surgical intervention may be required.

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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?

Sleep Apnea Warning Signs

Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder marked by frequent pauses in breathing. The most frequent symptom of sleep apnea is persistent loud snoring, which affects the majority of adults. However, not everyone who has obstructive sleep apnea snores. Other warning indicators that might indicate a problem include:

  • A painful throat or a dry mouth when you wake up
  • During sleep, you may experience gasping or choking
  • Having to go to the restroom a lot of times at night
  • Having headaches or migraines in the morning
  • Excessively sleepy during the day
  • Feeling short-tempered and easily irritated

Please take note that the symptoms indicated above don't necessarily imply obstructive sleep apnea, but they do highlight the need for a professional assessment by an expert oral surgeon.

Is Sleep Apnea Treatable with Oral Surgery?

While using oral surgery to expand the airway can be pretty successful, it isn't the primary line of defense against obstructive sleep apnea. Other approaches to resolving the hazards of sleep apnea can be practical, and oral surgeons advise using a conservative approach to therapy.

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Consult Your Oral Surgeon for Plantation Oral Surgery

Consult with a Plantation oral surgeon to get all of your questions answered. The team of oral surgeons at Oral Facial Reconstruction will ensure that your oral surgery is a success and a pleasant experience. If you require any further information, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.