Bellevue Dentist | WA |

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12360 NE 8th St. Suite 250

        Bellevue 98005

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425.453.2222

 

We take impressions of the oral cavity and fabricate a sleep apnea device with the help of our laboratory technicians that will put the jaws in a position to amplify airflow, improve breathing, and reduce snoring as the first line of defense against sleep apnea.

Using oral surgery to help sleep apnea seeks to remove the excess tissue in the throat that is vibrating and blocking the upper air passages. One surgical procedure is an Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). This procedure involves removing the excess tissue from the upper mouth and throat. This procedure in performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. Maxillomandibular advancement is another type of procedure used to assist with sleep apnea. This procedure involves the upper and lower part of the jaw. In this procedure, the jaw is moved forward from the rest of the facial bones. This allows more room behind the soft palate, thereby reducing the obstruction. Finally a Tracheostomy is a last ditch effort when other treatments have failed. This involves the surgeon inserting a tube in your throat so you can breathe. It is covered during the day, but opens at night while you sleep. All of the aforementioned surgeries are routine and very safe.

 
 
 
Dr. Mike Hsieh and Dr. Stanford Chen strive to provide the best possible care with Dental Implants, Cosmetics, Veneers, Orthodontics (Braces, Invisalign), Oral Surgery, Endodontics (Root Canals), Periodontics (gums), Oral Sedation dentistry and Affordable Dental Care in Bellevue and Millcreek.