Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that occurs when your breathing repeatedly stops during sleep. Signs of sleep apnea include loud snoring and feeling tired after a full night's sleep. When left untreated, it can lead to numerous health problems.
If you think that you might be suffering from sleep apnea, Oral Facial Reconstruction can help ease symptoms and prevent further complications from occurring.
Sleep Apnea Treatments
Oral surgery is an extremely effective and safe way to treat sleep apnea. Some of the sleep apnea treatments that our oral surgeons provide include:
Why It's Important to Get Treatment for Sleep Apnea
It is estimated that more than 90 million North Americans snore. Taking into account the snorer's spouse and children, as many as 160 million people are negatively affected by snoring.
Snoring doesn't merely interrupt your sleep cycle. The struggle for breath can result in soaring blood pressure, which can damage the walls of the carotid arteries and increase the risk of stroke.
At certain levels of severity, complete blockage of the airway space by the soft tissues and the tongue can occur. If this period of asphyxiation lasts longer than 10 seconds, it is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a medical condition with serious long-term effects.
OSA has been linked to:
Heart attacks and stroke
High blood pressure
Type 2 diabetes
Looking for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
You've come to the right place. At Oral Facial Reconstruction, we work with patients to restore their oral health. Our expert surgeons take on some of the most complicated cases, helping patients address oral pathologies, orthognathic issues, and more.
Do you have any questions about what we can do for you? Looking to speak with an oral and maxillofacial expert? Please don't hesitate to contact us. Our offices are located at Plantation, Coral Springs, Aventura, and Pembroke Pines.