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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by interruptions in breathing during sleep, leading to poor sleep quality, fatigue, and other health problems. At Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery, we specialize in treating sleep apnea and related conditions using advanced surgical techniques.

Types of Sleep Apnea

There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This occurs when the muscles in the throat relax too much during sleep, causing the airway to become blocked. As a result, the body is deprived of oxygen, which can lead to a range of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.

Symptoms of sleep apnea include loud snoring, gasping or choking during sleep, daytime sleepiness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. If left untreated, sleep apnea can have a significant impact on a person’s quality of life and overall health.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

At Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery, we offer a range of treatment options for sleep apnea, including surgical and non-surgical approaches. For mild to moderate cases, we may recommend lifestyle changes such as weight loss, exercise, and quitting smoking. For more severe cases, we may recommend oral appliances or continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy.

In some cases, surgical intervention may be necessary to treat sleep apnea effectively. This may involve repositioning the jaw to widen the airway. Dr. Wallender and his team have the expertise and advanced technology necessary to perform these procedures safely and effectively.

Woman with sleep apnea

Sleep Apnea Surgical Treatments

One of the most effective surgical treatments for sleep apnea is maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). This involves repositioning the upper and lower jaws to open up the airway and improve breathing. MMA is a highly specialized procedure that requires significant skill and experience. At Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery, our team has a proven track record of success in performing MMA surgery for sleep apnea patients.

Schedule Your Sleep Apnea Consultation

At Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery, we understand the impact that sleep apnea can have on a person’s life. That’s why we are committed to providing our patients with the most advanced and effective treatments available. We work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that addresses their unique needs and concerns.

If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of sleep apnea, don’t wait to seek treatment. Contact Pensacola Oral and Facial Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We are here to help you achieve a better night’s sleep and a healthier, more fulfilling life.