How can you help me with my sleep apnea?
If you've been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you have a few different options for managing your condition. Your sleep pathologist may have already prescribed CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy, using a machine and a mask that helps keep your airways open while you sleep. Unfortunately, many people have difficulties with this therapy, finding it cumbersome and difficult to sleep with.
At Coal Creek Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we offer both surgical and nonsurgical options to treat sleep apnea. If you have mild to moderate sleep apnea, you might benefit from an oral appliance that holds your jaw forward slightly, preventing the tissues in your throat from collapsing and blocking the airway. This device is easily portable, does not require a source of electricity, and won't disturb your partner.
If your sleep apnea is more severe, however, and CPAP isn't working well for you, it might be time to consider surgical options. A number of surgical procedures are available to treat sleep apnea. Dr. Hayes will review your case and coordinate with your sleep pathologist if needed to determine which type of surgical procedure is right for you.
Untreated sleep apnea can lead to serious consequences, including motor vehicle or work accidents, heart attacks, and stroke. We care about your health. Please call our office for a consultation.