Bridge Smiles Dental Group P.A. | Sleep Apnea in Somerville

Bridge Smiles Dental Group P.A.

15 North Bridge St.
Somerville, NJ 08876

820 US Hwy 202 North
Neshanic Station, NJ

(908) 725-0400

(908) 782-4418

Sleep Apnea
AGD Member
 

Using oral surgery to help sleep apnea seeks to remove the excess tissue in the throat that is vibrating and blocking the upper air passages. One surgical procedure is an Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). This procedure involves removing the excess tissue from the upper mouth and throat. This procedure in performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. Maxillomandibular advancement is another type of procedure used to assist with sleep apnea. This procedure involves the upper and lower part of the jaw. In this procedure, the jaw is moved forward from the rest of the facial bones. This allows more room behind the soft palate, thereby reducing the obstruction. Finally a Tracheostomy is a last ditch effort when other treatments have failed. This involves the surgeon inserting a tube in your throat so you can breathe. It is covered during the day, but opens at night while you sleep. All of the aforementioned surgeries are routine and very safe.

 
 
Somerville Dentist | Sleep Apnea. Samuel Meghadri is a Somerville Dentist.