Sleep apnea, known in the medical profession as obstructive sleep apnea or OSA, has the innate capability of disturbing the sleep and blood oxygen levels of those who suffer from it in the greater Cranford, NJ area. When OSA happens, the person’s tongue rests against the back of the throat and obtrusively obstructs airway passages which makes airflow come to a complete stop. As this cycle continues, the person eventually awakens due to low oxygen level, clears their throat and gasps loudly. The more the sleep apnea occurs, the lower the oxygen level goes as the person sleeps. This consistent decrease in oxygen while sleeping can eventually lead to serious health issues such as lack of concentration and even cardiovascular issues.
Help for Sleep Apnea and Other Oral Health Issues
Thankfully, our doctors here at Westfield Oral Surgery are well seasoned in how to treat this issue. One of the first things that patients suffering from this disorder are advised to do is to set up a consultation with either Dr. Geron or Dr. Arora. During this consultation, the doctors will fully assess any anatomic issues in the maxillofacial area. Xrays and other analyses will be performed in order for the doctor to pinpoint the degree of obstruction causing the problem. Further, the doctors will also assess if there are any other underlying issues that need to be addressed (i.e. implants, sleep devices, snoring or wisdom teeth).
Take the First Step
Working with Dr. Geron or Dr. Arora as your oral surgeon of choice will actually be a step in the right direction when it comes to alleviating your sleep apnea issue. Call our office today at (909) 233-8088 to set up an appointment.