Oral surgery can help sleep apnea by removing 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.
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea or suspect that you may suffer from it, our dentists are able to conduct a full evaluation to determine what treatment would be most beneficial. This can include a sleep apnea device worn at night.
Please call us to schedule your evaluation