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Obstructive sleep apnea

francois payetteThis potentially serious sleep disorder is characterized by episodes of nocturnal respiratory arrests. It is often the result of shrinkage or under development of the upper airways more often than not associated with a small lower jaw which cannot adequately support the soft tissues, including the tongue.

Jaw advancement surgery can significantly contribute to the well being of sleep apnea sufferers by repositioning the structures of the chewing apparatus.

 

 

© 2011 Dr. Norman Pierre Edger, Dr. François Payette et Dr. Guy Caron pour Clinique de chirurgie buccale et maxillo-faciale de la Rive-Sud • Créé par Pigmé