Achieve a Healthy, Restful Night’s Sleep
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that causes breathing to stop and start periodically. When you stop breathing, your brain wakes you up to restart proper airflow, which can cause you to lose quality sleep.
The most common symptom of sleep apnea is loud snoring or waking up gasping for air. Leaving this sleep disorder untreated can increase your risk of developing high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and abnormal heartbeats.
Do You Have Sleep Apnea?
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may have obstructive sleep apnea:
- Loud snoring
- Episodes in which you stop breathing, reported by a bed partner
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Morning headaches and dry mouth
- Difficulty staying asleep
- Daytime drowsiness and irritability
- Difficulty paying attention
Treatment for Sleep Apnea in Walnut Creek, CA
Dr. Karas offers both surgical and nonsurgical treatment options for sleep apnea. Nonsurgical options, such as mouth guards or a CPAP machine, will be considered first. You may need to undergo a sleep study to determine the complexity of your condition.
During your first visit at Muir Oral, Facial, & Dental Implant Surgery, Dr. Karas will take 3D scans of your facial structures. These allow our team to evaluate your palate and airway. When traditional methods do not work, surgical intervention may be necessary.
Dr. Karas will design a treatment plan for your specific needs, and we offer many anesthesia options to keep you comfortable during any surgical procedure. Repositioning or removing excess tissues in the back of the throat can help widen the airway.
Our oral surgery team wants to help you achieve a restful sleep. If you would like to explore your options for sleep apnea treatment, please contact our office in Walnut Creek, CA.
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