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Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is more than just excessive snoring. It affects your ability to get a good night's sleep and can even affect your health.

Using minimally invasive techniques, Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa offers an alternative to traditional CPAP therapy.

Learn how a visit to our offices in Land O' Lakes and Valrico, FL, can help you overcome this common sleep disorder...

Sleep Apnea Is More Common Than You Think...

Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Chronic Snoring

Heavy or loud snoring is often associated with sleep apnea, especially obstructive sleep apnea. Snoring is the abrasive sound of inhaling while the relaxed tissues of the throat vibrate in the airways.

Waking Up Multiple Times During Sleep

The interruptions in breathing may be so severe that it wakes you up during the night. Multiple sleep disruptions throughout the night make it difficult to feel fully rested when you wake in the morning.

Daytime Fatigue

Many people with sleep apnea feel drowsy during waking hours. This often leads to irritability and problems with concentration and memory; it can also contribute to depression and anxiety.

Sore Throat or Dry Mouth

Heavy snoring can cause you to develop a sore throat when you wake up. Many people with sleep apnea also notice dry mouth in the morning from heavy breathing throughout the night.

Risk Factors

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Common risk factors for developing sleep apnea include excess weight and obesity, nighttime nasal congestion, smoking, asthma, family history of obstructive sleep apnea, and gender (sleep apnea is more common in men).

Do You Suffer from Sleep Apnea? Contact Us to Learn About Your Treatment Options

If you suffer from chronic snoring and drowsiness during the day, it's important to speak with Drs. Jason Edwards and Arina Doroshenko. Working with sleep medicine specialists, we can determine if you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, or mixed sleep apnea. Our team can then develop a custom treatment plan that will help you overcome your sleep disorder and breath easy through the night.

If you live in Land O' Lakes or Valrico, FL, and want to learn more about treating sleep apnea, contact our practice online. You can also reach Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa by phone.

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All around great experience, they were able to get me in right away whenever other offices were scheduling a month out. All of the staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and made sure I was completely comfortable! And the prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa!

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Incredible staff and doctors and welcoming environment! Highly recommend! I was absolutely blown away by the kindness of everyone at this office.

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Sleep apnea has negative effects on your health and quality of life...

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea Understanding Sleep Medicine

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When a patient comes to Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa exhibiting sleep apnea symptoms, we refer them to a sleep doctor to assist with diagnosis. That way we can determine if the patient has obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, or mixed.

Professional Sleep Study

During a professional sleep study, a patient's vital functions are tracked. This includes measuring their oxygen levels, blood pressure, eye movements, brain and muscle activity, and heart rate. Sleep study data is crucial for an accurate diagnosis, and can help identify other sleep disorders you may be experiencing.

Developing a Treatment Plan

Based on the sleep study results, we will develop a custom treatment plan. Since we most often treat obstructive sleep apnea, the goal is to keep the airways unblocked, and to address any negative health effects, such as high blood pressure.

OSA Night Guards vs CPAP Machines

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CPAP machines are one of the primary treatment options for obstructive sleep apnea. CPAP stands for "continuous positive airway pressure." The device sends a steady stream of oxygen through the nose and mouth. While often effective, the main drawbacks to CPAP devices are the uncomfortable face mask and noisy console.
 

OSA mouth guards are a less expensive solution to obstructive sleep apnea. These night guards improve nighttime breathing without clunky straps or harnesses, and without making a sound.

"I Would Give Them 10 Stars If Possible" Our Team Is Here to Help

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Bridgette Dallmann

2021

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The entire staff was wonderful. Nyla and Anna were our two consultants. They were both quick and very knowledgeable, without rushing through the consultation. Best of all, no high pressure sales tactics. I would give them 10 stars if possible. They will be performing the surgeries that are required. Can’t wait to meet the rest of the staff on the next appointment.

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Thomas Damico

2020

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Fantastic! Everyone here is professional, friendly, and caring. Dr. Edwards is extremely thorough in his evaluation and explains everything in detail. I highly recommend this practice. The 4.9 rating is somehow incorrect - this is a 5 star dental service.

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Sleep Apnea FAQs

If I snore a lot, does that mean I have obstructive sleep apnea?

It's a major symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, but it doesn't necessarily mean you have the condition. Be mindful of other sleep apnea symptoms, such as high blood pressure, drowsiness while you're awake, and increased irritability. Visit us at Advanced Oral Surgery of Tampa if you suspect you have sleep apnea.

Can sleep apnea affect my spouse's ability to sleep?

It may surprise you, but sleep apnea can indirectly affect another person sleeping in your bed or in the same room. People may be woken up by loud snoring or any major interruptions in a person's sleep. Consider getting treatment for obstructive sleep apnea, central sleep apnea, or mixed sleep apnea for your sake and for the sake of your loved ones.

Can treating sleep apnea really reduce my blood pressure?

Yes, it can. In addition to wearing an oral appliance that improves oxygen levels and the quality of your sleep, many non-invasive treatments for obstructive sleep apnea involve improvements to general wellness. This includes weight loss, quitting smoking, improving your diet, and being more physically active.
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Dr. Jason Edwards and Dr. Arina Doroshenko use the latest techniques and have advanced training. They are members of various notable organizations, including: 

  • American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology

To request your consultation at our state-of-the-art office, book an appointment online or call us at (813) 452-6380.

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