Dr. Zineb Mediouni of ZM Dental Treats Sleep Apnea with Oral Surgery

BROOKLINE, Mass. - Dec. 19, 2016 - PRLog -- ZM Dental

Dr. Zineb Mediouni of ZM Dental Treats Sleep Apnea with Oral Surgery

Sleep apnea is a serious disorder that affects 6 to 8 percent of the population, inhibiting the way a person breathes while sleeping. By causing a person's breath to become interrupted for 10 to 20 seconds at a time, the disorder can jolt patients out of their natural sleep rhythm multiple times a night. As a result, their energy, mental acuity and productivity can suffer. Over time, sleep apnea can even lead to serious health problems, such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and weight gain, which makes treatment absolutely necessary. If you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in Brookline, MA, Dr. Zineb Mediouni of ZM Dental can provide the treatment you need to improve your sleep and overall quality of life.

Oral surgery is a permanent solution for relieving sleep apnea symptoms by removing the blockage caused by excess tissue, which vibrates and blocks the upper air passages. One way this is done is through UPPP, or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, which involves removing excess tissue from the upper mouth and throat while under general anesthesia. Maxillomandibular advancement is another procedure used to treat sleep apnea. This procedure moves the lower jaw forward, away from the rest of facial bones, which allows more room behind the soft palate and reduces any obstruction.

If these treatments fail to relieve your sleep apnea, a tracheostomy can be performed. A tracheostomy is when a tube is inserted into your throat to allow breathing. The tube is covered during the day while you are awake and then opened at night while you sleep.

Dr. Zineb Mediouni has the skill and experience to provide her patients with the sleep apnea treatment they need to increase their health and quality of life at ZM Dental in Brookline, MA. To schedule an appointment, call 617-959-4429. For more information about the dentist and her services, visit www.zmdental24.com.

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