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When Breathing Becomes Obstructed During Sleep, Your Oral Surgeon Can Help

Posted on 7/30/2017 by Dr. Ryan
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Obstructive sleep apnea is not a diagnosis people want, but it is also not one to fool around with. You need to take it seriously, as it can make it difficult to sleep, and it can make it to where you struggle to breathe all night long, causing other potential problems. If you were recently diagnosed with this disorder, it is important that you go in and see your oral surgeon. They can help bring about a measure of relief, and lower the chances of something dire happening while you sleep.

What Oral Surgeons Can Do to Help with Sleep Apnea

When you go in and see your oral surgeon following the diagnosis of sleep apnea, they can look at your mouth and the top part of your throat. They can often determine which part of your soft palate is causing the obstruction and give you a treatment option that may relieve the obstruction.

They can also give you some of the standard options that most doctors and dentists recommend while trying to treat sleep apnea. These include sleeping on your side, sleeping elevated about 45 degrees, and losing weight if that is part of the problem. These will all work with the treatment your oral surgeon would recommend, and could help you feel better faster.

Don't struggle with the symptoms of sleep apnea on your own. They can be managed and treated with the help of your oral surgeon. They know how to help you keep your symptoms in check, and what to do to keep yourself breathing effectively all night long. Work with them to figure out how to best manage your symptoms, and to determine what type of treatment is going to work best for your specific situation. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (303) 422-2990.

Robert Cory Ryan, DDS, MD
Mountain Oral Surgery
& Dental Implant Center

7991 Vance Drive, Suite A
Arvada CO 80003
p: (303) 422-2990

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