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Treatments for Sleep Apnea Schendel Palo Alto CA
Hi, I'm Stephen Schendel. I'm board certifiedin Plastic and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and have been in practice for over 30 years.What are some of the treatments for sleep apneaé The first and what we call the goldstandard is CPAP. This is where you wear a mask at night which will give you oxygen orair under pressure, and alleviate the symptoms and cause of obstructive sleep apnea. Sometimesif your sleep apnea is not that severe you can wear a dental splint which will positionyour jaw forward. In many cases surgery is also indicated, andthere are several surgical procedures that we do to help snoring or decrease snoring,but also open up your airway permanently.
This is really important for people that can'twear CPAP. About 48 to 49% of the individuals on CPAP don't wear it on a regular basis,so it's not doing them any good, and they really can't tolerate it. Those individuals need to have some othertreatment. Surgery is the main treatment to relieve the obstructive problem and sleepapnea. This is not a condition that you can ignore and not treat.
Don Eliminating Sinus Infections and Sleep Apnea Smith Center Septoplasty Patient Testimonial
My name is Don Graff and I had a Septoplasty done where they went in and straightened my deviated septum. I was not sleeping very well so I was tired during the day um with the chronic sinus infection that I had was not being able to breathe very well. Uh when I went in to see Smith found out that the right side of my nose was almost completely closed off. I probably had that maybe all my life we didn't know for sure. Uh Smith took a look at that and said â€œOh yeah we can straighten that out for you it will improve your breathing.
Um maybe clean out some sinus problemsâ€� Another complication I was having was chronic sinus infections. He thought this would probably help that and uh decided to go on ahead and go ahead with the procedure, gonna have that cleaned out. I also had a Uvuloplasty done where he cut off a little bit of the uvula because I had sleep apnea and Smith thought that might help with my sleep apnea also. Smith said you know so you're going to be able to breathe like you haven't before and I thought oh yeah sure we'll see and uh he was right and now that I am breathing better
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