Sleep Apnea Treatment - San Clemente, CA

Sleep Apnea Can Be Life-Threatening

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Don’t Let Sleep Apnea Harm You

If you’re living with sleep apnea, the effects of this dangerous condition often cause noticeable problems with your sleep and day-to-day life: loud snoring, chronic fatigue, loss of concentration, memory problems, and even systemic health complications like diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular problems. Sleep apnea occurs when the tongue and soft tissues block the upper airway and halt airflow to the lungs, causing repeated cessations in breathing during sleep that can range from mild (5-15 events per hour) to severe (over 30 events per hour). These events can have serious and life-threatening consequences. Consequences that can be long term. If you snore loudly or have other signs of this condition, we encourage you to visit our oral surgeon at San Clemente Oral & Facial Surgery for personalized sleep apnea treatment in San Clemente, CA.

Expert Sleep Apnea Treatment

Our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Brady Nielsen, has the training and expertise in sleep apnea treatment in San Clemente, CA that resolves your symptoms and improves your quality of life. Oral surgeons pursue advanced and specialized education and surgical training for a minimum of four years after dental school. Oral surgeons like those on our team at San Clemente Oral & Facial Surgery have the extensive knowledge of your condition to provide the full range of sleep apnea treatments. We will assess the cause of your obstructive sleep apnea and if surgical sleep apnea treatment is necessary, will recommend the best solution for your situation.
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Solutions for All Cases


Lingual Frenectomy

Tongue tie occurs when the frenulum, the tissue that connects the tongue to the base of the mouth, is too restricting. This can lead to mouth breathing and an arched or high palate that can result in a narrow or small airway more likely to be obstructed during sleep. A lingual frenectomy alleviates the tongue’s restriction and allow for proper movement.


Genial Tubercle Advancement

Surgery for sleep apnea may be necessary when more conservative treatment has failed to improve symptoms. These surgeries can include genial tubercle advancement, or tongue repositioning. Moving the bone and tongue forward can create a wider airway to help improve breathing during sleep.


Maxillomandibular Advancement

Severe sleep apnea cases may need more advanced surgical treatment such as orthognathic surgery to bring the lower jaw forward. Known as maxillomandibular advancement surgery, this procedure moves the foundation of the face forward to enlarge the upper airway. This helps the airway be more resistant to pressure from soft tissue collapse to reduce obstruction during sleep.

Benefiting from Sleep Apnea Treatment

Proper assessment and personalized treatment from our oral surgeon can provide you with numerous and long-lasting benefits, including:
  • More restful and rejuvenating sleep
  • Reduced risk of cardiovascular problems
  • Lower blood pressure levels
  • Increased mood and energy
  • Improved concentration and memory
  • Better health and quality of life

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