If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea in Rockville, Maryland, one of the available treatment options is surgery. Because obstructive sleep apnea is caused by upper airway obstructions during sleep, surgery usually involves enlarging the airway. This can be achieved by removing soft tissues or expanding the jaw structures that are restricting the airway. The laxity of the upper airway can also be reduced by surgery, which lessens obstruction during sleep.
While sleep apnea most often affects adults, children can suffer from sleep apnea as well; both adult and pediatric sleep apnea surgery options are available to treat sleep apnea. The airway pattern and severity of obstruction varies among individuals; surgery success also varies greatly because of these personal differences. If you would like to learn more about sleep apnea surgery and other treatment options, we invite you to contact our dentist, Dr. Chetan Parikh. Our team at Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS, DABCDSM is eager to improve your health!