Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep disorders in the United States. It is estimated that 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with roughly 80% of these cases undiagnosed. This is particularly unsettling because sleep apnea can be a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder.
At New York Oral, Maxillofacial, and Implant Surgery, we can help properly diagnose your sleep apnea using the latest diagnostic technology. As an oral and maxillofacial surgical facility, our treatments are typically reserved for moderate to severe cases of sleep apnea. In some instances, surgical intervention may be the only way to address persistent symptoms.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is characterized by the repeated cessation of breathing during sleep. This can occur as little as five times per hour, and up to hundreds of times a night. Ultimately, this disorder prevents your brain and your body from receiving the proper amount of oxygen, briefly rousing you from sleep.
The three main types of sleep apnea are:
Risk factors for OSA and CSA include, but are not limited to:
Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea
During your consultation, Dr. Gary Orentlicher will discuss the possible causes of your sleep apnea, and determine the severity of your disorder. Most of our patients have already received a diagnosis of sleep apnea before they arrive at our surgical facility. Surgical intervention is typically the last line of defense after other treatment options have been exhausted.
Surgical Options for Sleep Apnea
There are a wide variety of surgical options that address the symptoms of sleep apnea. Some of these options include:
Schedule An Appointment
If other treatments have failed to alleviate your sleep apnea symptoms, you may need surgical intervention. Call (914) 768-8220 to schedule your consultation appointment today!