Using oral surgery to help sleep apnea seeks to remove the excess tissue in the throat that is vibrating and blocking the upper air passages. One surgical procedure is an Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). This procedure involves removing the excess tissue from the upper mouth and throat. This procedure in performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. Maxillomandibular advancement is another type of procedure used to assist with sleep apnea. This procedure involves the upper and lower part of the jaw. In this procedure, the jaw is moved forward from the rest of the facial bones. This allows more room behind the soft palate, thereby reducing the obstruction. Finally a Tracheostomy is a last ditch effort when other treatments have failed. This involves the surgeon inserting a tube in your throat so you can breathe. It is covered during the day, but opens at night while you sleep. All of the aforementioned surgeries are routine and very safe.
Sleep apnea is a recently diagnosed condition in which people suffer deprivation of oxygen to their brains while they sleep. This is often the result of anatomical obstruction in the oral and nasal passages that obliterate the breathing space. People often stop breathing for relatively long periods of time. This in turn can lead to many other conditions such as increased risk of heart attacks and strokes. These are very debilitating conditions. If you have been diagnosed thru a sleep apnea doctor after having a sleep apnea study done, and was placed on a CPAP machine this machine is a rather uncomfortable way to address the problem. Now we can help you! With a referral order from your sleep doctor we can construct "sleep apnea appliance that will help reposition your jaw forward while you sleep and enlarge your airway. Its effective simple and people swear by this solution. You just place it in your mouth and go to sleep. Its very comfortable. No hoses and masks needed as a CPAP machine requires. So don't wait another minute. Get a referral from your sleep doctor and come to us! There is no out of pocket with most insurance and most plans will cover the procedure 100%. Call us today!