If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and more conservative treatments have failed to ease your symptoms, our dentist may recommend surgery. There are several types of surgery available for treating sleep apnea, and we will fully evaluate you to determine which surgery is the right choice for you and your oral health. The procedures we offer include:
This procedure involves repositioning the upper and lower parts of the jaw. Your jaw is moved forward, away from the rest of your facial bones. Doing this allows for more room behind the soft palate and is intended to improve your breathing.
When other treatments have failed, we may perform a tracheotomy, which involves inserting a tube down your throat that will open at night while you sleep.
Sleep apnea can be exacerbated by excess tissue in the upper mouth and throat, and the UPPP procedure is used to remove that extra tissue and create more room for your airway, improving your breathing.
Call Bensalem Dental Comfort Zone at 215-638-9955 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Michael Eisenbrock or Dr. Hai Qing and learn more about sleep apnea surgery in Bensalem, Pennsylvania. Let us improve your sleep and oral health today!