Millions of people suffer from sleep apnea. Are you one of them?
Sleep apnea is frustrating and dangerous, and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Sleep apnea can contribute to a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, lack of sleep, lack of oxygen to the brain, increased risk of heart disease, and, in some cases, even death.
If you have sleep apnea, you need to get the situation resolved as soon as possible.
But most people don’t like the idea of every night. We get that. For most of us here at our Idaho oral surgery office, the idea of sleeping with a mask on our face seems really annoying and uncomfortable.
Thankfully, options can be used instead of, or in addition to, the C-PAP machine. And they’re options that you will find at our Treasure Valley dental care office.
How Your Local Idaho Oral Surgery Office Can Help Treat Your Sleep Apnea
When you come into our Idaho oral surgery office for sleep apnea, we will explore a number of procedures we could do to help. These surgeries may need to be done in conjunction with wearing a C-PAP machine. It is our goal, however, to reduce the necessity of these machines.
The surgical procedures that we do can help with sleep apnea in a couple different ways:
- They reduce the amount of soft, loose tissue in the back of the throat.
- They move the tongue forward to stabilize that airway.
- They repair a deviated septum.
- They enlarge the airway.
Another Sleep Apnea Treatment to Consider
Besides surgery, there is another treatment to consider. This treatment can be provided by a general Treasure Valley dental care office. It’s called oral appliance therapy. Sleep apnea come in many different types, and your dentist will tell you which appliance will work best for you.
Some of these appliances fit on the lower teeth only, while others fit on both the upper and lower teeth. They open up the jaw or push the lower jaw forward just a bit to create a more open airway.
Treasure Valley Dental Care Includes Sleep Apnea Solutions
At our Treasure Valley dental care office, we care about you. Each and every patient that comes into our Idaho oral surgery office is treated according to their individual needs. If you have sleep apnea, we will find a solution that fits your body’s needs the best.
You will be happy to know, too, that we have extensive experience in wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, facial trauma and reconstructive surgery, and resolving sleep apnea issues.
Whether you come in for wisdom teeth removal or a sleep apnea procedure, you can be sure that you will receive wonderful care in our high-quality surgical office. We will do all we can to make sure you feel safe and comfortable during every phase of treatment.