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.
Get in touch with College Street Dental today if you are looking for sleep apnea in Covina, West Covina, Glendora, San Dimas, Azusa, La Puente, Baldwin Park, Pomona, Duarte, Arcadia, Irwindale, and Diamond Bar. We have provided high-quality dental care for kids, teens, adults, and seniors for more than twenty years. So don't worry about rushing around to different specialist offices. We've got you covered right in our office with highly trained and educated specialists all in one space. Our caring, compassionate doctors and staff put your oral health first. One-stop for all your dental needs. Call us at (626) 498-2472 to schedule your appointment.