Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is more common than you think. You are not alone when it comes to having a problem breathing while you sleep. Usually when this is a problem, you will see a sleep specialist and an oral surgeon.
Both of these professionals can not only help you get more out of the sleep you're going to be doing, but they can ensure that you're having better quality sleep overall.
What Oral Surgeons Provide for Those with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea is a problem that so many people have but when you see an oral surgeon, you will find that they have a treatment plan for you. Usually, they will treat the problem with an oral appliance that is custom fitted to your mouth.
This is fitted through the surgeon and in your specific mouth during an appointment in the office. The oral appliance works touring the lower jaw and tongue forward in the mouth while the person sleeps. This then results in a decreased obstruction in the airway, which means that snoring and not being able to breathe are two issues that are reduced.
It is important to note that OSA or obstructive sleep apnea is a very serious condition and patients that suffer from it need to have careful attention and treatment through the process. This is because they're easily able to stop breathing throughout the night. You need to make sure that you have the best treatment plan for your specific apnea.
If you suffer from OSA, speak with our dental professionals here. We can provide you with more information and an appointment that can help you get the best treatment plan so that you can sleep more soundly and safely at night. OSA is not something that should be ignored. Speak with us today to find out how we can help!