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What is the treatment for obstructive sleep apnea?

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Dr. James Bates
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Various

The gold standard for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is nasal cpap, or continuous positive airway pressure.
However, this is sometimes poorly tolerated. Some case of sleep apnea are treated with oral appliances to advance the mandible and open the airway. Some patients are good candidates for surgical correction to move the jaws forward to open the airway. Treatment depends on many factors.

In brief: Various

The gold standard for treatment of obstructive sleep apnea is nasal cpap, or continuous positive airway pressure.
However, this is sometimes poorly tolerated. Some case of sleep apnea are treated with oral appliances to advance the mandible and open the airway. Some patients are good candidates for surgical correction to move the jaws forward to open the airway. Treatment depends on many factors.
Dr. James Bates
Dr. James Bates
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Dr. Seth Black
Agree with above but also some success with new nasal device called Provent. These are nasal inserts placed in each nostril just before retiring to sleep, and for nasal breathers it restricts airflow of exhalation creating positive airway pressure similar to a CPAP device.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Diagnosis First

First evaluation with sleep studies.
3 main modalities of treatment are 1) positive pressure breathing assistance devices, 2) dental appliances to position jaw forward and open airway and 3) surgery to open airway.

In brief: Diagnosis First

First evaluation with sleep studies.
3 main modalities of treatment are 1) positive pressure breathing assistance devices, 2) dental appliances to position jaw forward and open airway and 3) surgery to open airway.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Talk with your Dr.

Since there many factors, i would suggest you talk with your doctor who knows your health, you, and specific condition.

In brief: Talk with your Dr.

Since there many factors, i would suggest you talk with your doctor who knows your health, you, and specific condition.
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dr. John Van der Werff
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many treatments

Most patients get a mask for CPAP which provides a air ate pressure to open the airways.
Other options include dental appliances, surgery and weight loss.

In brief: Many treatments

Most patients get a mask for CPAP which provides a air ate pressure to open the airways.
Other options include dental appliances, surgery and weight loss.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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