Sleep apnea disrupts breathing during sleep, causing patients to stop breathing for anywhere from a few seconds to over a minute. Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments are available at our offices in Ashland, KY, or Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Hurricane (Teays Valley), Kanawha City, or Parkersburg, WV. Treating sleep apnea can prevent more serious health issues from arising in the future.
Most sleep apnea symptoms occur at night, making them hard for a patient to identify unless a partner or roommate alerts them of the signs. However, certain sleep apnea symptoms occur during the day as a result of your affected sleeping patterns. The most common symptoms associated with sleep apnea include
Sleep apnea most commonly occurs among older male patients, but anyone can develop this condition. When untreated, sleep apnea can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, and other problems. We encourage you to seek treatment as soon as possible if you think you may be affected by sleep apnea.
At Mountain State Oral & Facial Surgery, we always consider nonsurgical treatment as the first step. We only resort to surgical intervention when other methods are unsuccessful. Factors such as weight, alcohol consumption, and sleeping position can all affect your condition. If weight loss, a reduction in alcohol intake, or a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine are ineffective, we may consider oral surgery. We offer a variety of procedures to treat sleep apnea, including the following:
If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we encourage you to contact one of our offices in Ashland, KY, or Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Hurricane, Kanawha City, or Parkersburg, WV. One of our oral surgeons can examine your condition and determine which nonsurgical or surgical treatment best fits your needs. You can learn more about the treatments available by speaking to a friendly member of our staff and scheduling a consultation appointment.