Maxillomandibular Advancement for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious disorder that can be detrimental to your health and well-being. It can decrease your alertness during the day and lead to other medical problems if left untreated.
If you suffer from moderate to severe levels of sleep apnea, and you are seeking a surgical option, you can schedule an appointment at Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons to discuss maxillo-mandibular advancement (MMA), which is a form of corrective jaw surgery where your jaws are moved forward to relieve airway obstruction.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
There are a number of common symptoms that indicate the presence of obstructive sleep apnea, including:
- Episodes where you stop breathing during the night (as reported by your partner or spouse)
- Waking up gasping for air
- Daytime sleepiness and fatigue
- Irritability or difficulty concentrating during the day
If you exhibit any of these symptoms, then you should see your medical doctor for a sleep study referral. Once your sleep apnea diagnosis is confirmed, we can offer further details about surgical treatment options.
Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea
While there are a number of potential treatment options for sleep apnea, the most effective treatment modality is maxillomandibular advancement (MMA). By moving the upper and lower jaw forward, we can relieve obstructions with your breathing and improve the quality of your sleep. A CPAP or breathing machine should be your first line of therapy. However, if you cannot tolerate a CPAP and you are seeking a permanent, surgical treatment option, then you can consider maxillomandibular advancement.
Your treatment experience will begin with a full consultation, where we will outline your options for treatment and care. During the consultation, we will review your medical history, assess your facial anatomy, and analyze the level of obstruction using 3D imaging.
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Inland Empire Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons has a reputation for clinical excellence, warm and welcoming patient care, and best-in-class technology. Our entire staff is committed to providing you with a smooth and comfortable experience, ensuring your safety while helping you achieve full restoration of your oral and facial health. To schedule a consultation, we invite you to contact us at one of our many locations.