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Sleep Apnea Can Get Better with Our Help


Posted on 8/10/2018 by Tessa Smith-Greisch
Sleep Apnea Can Get Better with Our HelpIt is important to treat this potentially dangerous sleep disorder and prevent other more serious health conditions from developing.

Our oral surgeons can help diagnose and treat sleep apnea, and it can get better.

Types of Sleep Apnea

•  Obstructive Sleep Apnea - is the most common form of the disease and occurs when the muscles in the throat relax.
•  Central Sleep Apnea - happens when the brain doesn't send the signals to the muscles that control breathing.
•  Complex Sleep Apnea Syndrome (Treatment-emergent Central Sleep Apnea) - is when a person has both, obstructive and central sleep apnea.

What Causes Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea is common among adults and it is more prevalent in people who are obese. Obesity is linked with soft tissue of the mouth and throat. While sleeping, the throat and tongue muscles are more relaxed, and this can cause the airways to become blocked.

Treatments for Sleep Apnea

To determine what type of sleep apnea you suffer from, you may need a sleep study, which usually requires an overnight stay at a sleep center, where your sleeping patterns are monitored. Sometimes treatment with a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Procedure) can start on that same day. This is a mask that is secured over the nose and/or mouth and blows air into the airway, so it can stay open during sleep.

Using a CPAP is a very effective treatment with patients who suffer from different forms of sleep apnea and it's important that you use it following the instructions our doctor will give you.
Other Treatments for Sleep Apnea

•  Upper airway surgery in which airway tissue is removed.
•  Dental mouth guard to reposition the lower jaw and tongue.
•  Using a disposable valve that covers the nostrils.
•  Hypoglossal stimulation where a device is implanted in the patient's chest and connected to the hypoglossal nerve to monitor sleep patterns.

While CPAP is an excellent way to treat sleep apnea and highly recommended to make patients feel better during the day and get more sleep, our oral surgeons will explain what the best option is for you.

The doctors of Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants would like to inform you of the enhanced safety protocol developed for our office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Working with recommendations from the CDC, OSHA, American Dental Association, and local government, we have enhanced our already stringent protocols for hygiene and safety.

•  All patients and staff wear masks
•  All patients and guests are screened with a COVID-19 questionnaire and temperature check prior to admission to our clinic lobby. Hand hygiene is performed before entry.
•  All personnel have daily temperature checks
•  To allow for social distancing, we have reduced the number of patients and guests in the office at one time and spaced the seating in our lobby appropriately
•  Allow more time for disinfecting between patient encounters
•  Increased disinfection of frequently touched surfaces including counter tops, handles, lobby seating, and bathroom surfaces
•  New, single use pens to avoid germ sharing between patients and personnel
•  Procedural personnel wear N95/KN95 masks and face shields
MEET THE MADISON ORAL SURGERY & DENTAL IMPLANT TEAM AND SEE OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Get in Touch!


PHONE
(608) 960-7650

EMAIL
info@madisonoralsurgeons.com

LOCATION
2921 Landmark Place, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53713




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