Snoring Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Treatment Animation
Snoring and sleep apnea.In normal breathing, air enters the nostrils and goes through the throat and the tracheato the lungs. In people who snore this airway is partiallyobstructed by excess tissue of the throat, such as large tonsils, large soft palate ortongue. Another common cause of obstruction is the dropping of the tongue into the throatdue to over relaxation of tongue muscles during sleep. Air currents competing throughnarrow spaces in the throat cause the soft palate essentially a piece of soft tissuehanging in the throat to vibrate. This vibration is the source of the noise we hear when someoneis snoring.
Sleep apnea happens when the airway is completelyobstructed, no air can go through and the person stops breathing. This cessation ofbreathing triggers the brain to respond by waking up the person just enough to take abreath. This repeats itself again and again during the course of the night and may resultin sleep deprivation. Snoring and mild sleep apnea may be treatedwith a mandibular advancement device. This device is designed to move the lower jaw andthe tongue slightly forward and thus making the space in the back of the throat larger.
Jaw Surgery Orthognathic in South Jordan UT Price Utah Facial Oral Surgery
Hi, I'm Christopher Price of Utah Facial Oral Surgery. I am a Board Certified Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon and I have obtainedboth a Dental Degree and a Medical Degree. Orthognathic Surgery, or corrective jaw surgery,is one of the most rewarding services offered at Utah Facial Oral Surgery.Many people go through life with a significant underbite or overbite or have a facial asymmetry,caused by improper growth of their facial bones.When one or both of the jaws fail to develop correctly, the patient is often unable tochew or speak efficiently and some lack self confidence and self esteem. An orthodontistcan sometimes correct this condition, but
in many cases, the abnormal growth is so severethat the orthodontist can't correct it without corrective jaw surgery.While the purpose of corrective jaw surgery is to correct the functional problem, a naturalresult of jaw surgery is improved esthetics. The most amazing positive changes in appearancethat I have ever seen are after orthognathic surgery.The orthodontist prepares for the jaw surgery by using braces to align the teeth for theirnew position. Once ready, the surgeon then separates the jaws and moves them to the newposition. Creating an ideal bite, and restoring facial balance. Typically the surgery last2 to 4 hours and the patient spends no more
than one night in the . Most patientsmiss a week or two of work and a nonchewing diet is required for six weeks.Once the surgery is completed, the orthodontist will finish any small corrections needed tofinish the bite. Most patients wear braces for 18 to 24 months, with the surgery completedsomewhere in the middle. The team at Utah Facial Oral Surgery is uniquely trainedand proficient in Orthognathic Surgery, and we love to see these truly life changing results.For all of your oral surgery needs, please visit us at Utah Facial Oral Surgery.We perform general tooth extractions, wisdom teeth removal, dental implant placement bonegrafting procedures, as well as facial trauma
surgery and many other facial reconstructiveand cosmetic procedures. We service the entire Salt Lake Area and lookforward to caring for you at our state of the art oral surgery facility.If you have any additional questions, please feel free to call our office.Thank you.
Jaw Orthognathic Surgery in Provo UT Stacy Utah Surgical Arts
Hi, my name is Stacy Robb. I'm from HeberCity, Utah. I had an underbite which was affecting the way I chew. It affected the way I looked I was always subconscious about that. I approached Park a couple years ago. Hewent through the whole consultation, and he was very detailed. When they say it's an art,it really is. I was impressed on some of the instruments they had right before my surgery.He had a very detailed piece that had exactly how he was going to have my bite. Today I'mvery glad that I did it. I would do it again 100 times over. The only people I'd ever comeback to is Park and Harris, and I can't imagine doing it with anybody but theseguys.