Sleep Disorders & Apnea
Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that occurs when your breathing is disturbed while you sleep. When you stop breathing, your brain is deprived of oxygen, which can cause serious health problems.
Sleep apnea is a dangerous condition that occurs when your breathing is disturbed while you sleep. When you stop breathing, your brain is deprived of oxygen, which can cause serious health problems, including:
- High blood pressure
- Heart failure
Oral Surgery Can Improve or Eliminate Apnea
Oral surgery can treat sleep apnea and prevent these dangerous medical conditions. Dr. Jeffrey Rosenberg can remove the excess tissue in the throat that is vibrating and blocking your air passages – a procedure known as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, or UPPP.
An alternative to UPPP, Maxillomandibular advancement can also treat sleep apnea. Dr. Jeffrey Rosenberg will move your jaw forward from the rest of the bones of your face to allow more room behind your soft palate, reducing the obstruction.
A tracheostomy is a last ditch effort to treat sleep apnea when other treatments have failed. A tube may be inserted into your throat and will be covered during the day, but opens at night while you sleep.
These procedures are routine, safe, and performed in a hospital under general anesthesia.
Dr. Rosenberg and Dental Medical Arts of Philadelphia have treated 1,000’s of patients in over 30 years. As an expert and specialist in oral surgery you will be getting the best advice and service for a top Doctor.