How Orthognathic Surgery Could Cure Your Partner’s Sleep Apnea
As the romantic partner of a snorer, you have surely made innumerable jokes about how their snoring has been keeping you up all at night. Or how, since they breathe so loudly, lying next to them is almost like sleeping next to a bear. All kidding aside, snoring should be taken seriously because the loud rumbling sounds your partner makes while sleeping could be a sign of sleep apnea. Read to find out how orthognathic surgery in Pembroke Pines could cure your partner’s sleep apnea that will allow you to have a good night’s sleep.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
How Can Orthognathic Surgery Help
Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s airway gets partially or totally obstructed for a period of time while sleeping. A person with sleep apnea will gasp for air or snore loudly if their airway is blocked. The obstruction of a person’s airway causes sleep apnea. A person’s airway is already partially obstructed if they have developed a small or improperly sized jaw. The problem is exacerbated by the collapse of their tongue and soft palate as they fall asleep, as there is little space for the tongue to lay “normally” on the floor of the mouth.
To address the problem of an undeveloped jaw, Orthognathic surgery is a ground-breaking procedure that rapidly moves your jaw forward to assist and expand your airway and relieve sleep apnea. The benefits of Orthognathic surgery or jaw surgery are permanent.
What Is Involved in the Recovery Stage?
Following your operation, you will most likely need to take some time off from your regular activities to allow your jaw to heal. You must adhere to the oral hygiene guidelines given to you, avoid intense activities, and eat softer foods for an extended period of time, as well as take the drugs indicated.
Orthognathic Surgery in Pembroke Pines
Contact us at Oral Facial Reconstruction so we can determine the best treatment for your partner in so that they, and you, may receive restful sleep.