When Should You Get Oral Surgery for Sleep Apnea?

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We perform oral surgery in Planation to treat OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), a disease in which breathing starts and stops during sleep. Every year, it affects roughly two hundred thousand people in the United States alone. A modest incidence of sleep apnea can usually be managed with a dental night guard and certain lifestyle adjustments. However, for more severe forms of sleep apnea, oral surgery may be necessary.

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Sleep Apnea and Oral Surgery

What Is Oral Surgery for Sleep Apnea?

Oral surgery for sleep apnea isn't as scary as it appears. Learning more about the procedure and its potential advantages can help you determine if it's the right therapy for you.

When Should You Consider Sleep Apnea Surgery?

Anyone who is unhappy with their current sleep apnea treatment, whether because the outcomes have been ineffective or because they don't want to wear a dental device while sleeping, should consider oral surgery for sleep apnea. Before making a final choice, patients should speak with their dentist about the possible hazards of oral surgery for sleep apnea, as well as any other treatment alternatives.

Types of Sleep Apnea Oral Surgery

Depending on the specific condition that the patient has, dentists may propose one of many different types of sleep apnea operations, which include but are not limited to:

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Are You Wondering if Plantation Oral Surgery Is the Answer for Your Sleep Apnea?

It's important to remember that surgery isn't always the best option for treating OSA. Still, we're uniquely prepared to identify the cause of your OSA and prescribe the most promising surgical and non-surgical treatments. To understand more about the process of checking and treating your smile and dental health, please call us or fill out our contact form to set up a consultation.