Rest Easier at Night with Obstructive Sleep Apnea Therapy
Sleep apnea is defined as a disorder that causes a person’s breathing to become very shallow or stop altogether for seconds at a time. These instances can happen countless times per night, and the patient is roused during each instance so briefly that they don’t even realize what’s happening. There are multiple types of sleep apnea, but the most common by far is OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), which is a caused by a blockage of the airway.
At Altitude Oral Maxillofacial Implant Center, we sincerely hope that patients will be able to find a minimally invasive solution to OSA. However, when necessary, we can provide surgical treatment to correct the airway blockage and help you finally get a full night of quality, uninterrupted sleep. Our doctor looks forward to meeting you – contact any of our Denver, CO locations to get started!
How Do I Know If I Have Sleep Apnea?
Common symptoms include the following:
- Severe exhaustion/fatigue in the mornings, even when the patient supposedly slept for a full night.
- Regularly waking up with a headache or a sore throat.
- Problems with memory and/or concentration.
- Frequent trips to the bathroom at night.
- Gasping or choking during sleep.
How Can My Obstructive Sleep Apnea Be Treated?
If you’ve been diagnosed with OSA by a medical professional, patients are typically instructed to undergo a trial with either a custom oral appliance and/or a CPAP machine. Both of these devices are designed to keep the airway unobstructed throughout the night so that patients can breathe easier and remain in deep sleep. If you are still unable to achieve relief from your sleep apnea with diligent use of a CPAP, then surgical intervention is likely necessary.
Dr. Fangman and our staff will work closely with you to arrange a surgical procedure that will address your unique needs. We can target specific areas of the upper airway and adjust the jaw as needed to create an unobstructed airflow and provide relief at last.