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Smile Family and Cosmetic Dentistry | Sleep Apnea in Daytona Beach

Smile Family and Cosmetic Dentistry
3231 South Ridgewood Ave
Daytona Beach, FL 32119

Sharon McCrary, DMD

(386) 788-9599

Sleep Apnea
 

Using oral surgery to help sleep apnea seeks to remove the excess tissue in the throat that is vibrating and blocking the upper air passages. One surgical procedure is an Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). This procedure involves removing the excess tissue from the upper mouth and throat. This procedure in performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. Maxillomandibular advancement is another type of procedure used to assist with sleep apnea. This procedure involves the upper and lower part of the jaw. In this procedure, the jaw is moved forward from the rest of the facial bones. This allows more room behind the soft palate, thereby reducing the obstruction. Finally a Tracheostomy is a last ditch effort when other treatments have failed. This involves the surgeon inserting a tube in your throat so you can breathe. It is covered during the day, but opens at night while you sleep. All of the aforementioned surgeries are routine and very safe.

 
 
Daytona Beach Dentist | Sleep Apnea. Sharon McCrary is a Daytona Beach Dentist.