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Can an oral surgeon help correct issues with breathing and sleep?

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An oral surgeon can help correct sleep and breathing issues; things like snoring and sleep apnea, a condition that causes you to stop breathing for brief periods during sleep. A doctor with special training may recommend a CPAP machine or other appliance that can open your airway. He may also want you to have surgery, and you’d go to an oral surgeon. The type of surgery you’d have would depend on what’s blocking your breathing.

From: Do You Need Oral Surgery? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: “Dentists: Doctors of Oral Health.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Impacted Tooth.”

Mayo Clinic: “TMJ Disorders.”

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: “Dentists: Doctors of Oral Health.”

Mount Sinai Hospital: “Impacted Tooth.”

Mayo Clinic: “TMJ Disorders.”

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Reviewed by Alfred D. Wyatt Jr. on January 29, 2018

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