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Sleep Apnea Treatments

At Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates, we understand the profound impact that sleep apnea can have on your overall health and quality of life. That’s why our experienced team provides comprehensive care for this common sleep disorder. From diagnosis to treatment, we offer personalized solutions to help you achieve restful sleep and improve your well-being.

Understanding Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common disorder characterized by interrupted breathing during sleep, often without full awakening. It can affect individuals of all ages but is more prevalent in males over 40, particularly those with certain physical traits like obesity or enlarged tissues in the throat. There are different types of sleep apnea, each with unique causes and symptoms.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is caused by airway blockage, typically when throat tissues collapse during sleep. Then there’s central sleep apnea. This type is linked to central nervous system dysfunction, resulting in the brain failing to signal muscles for breathing.

Recognizing Symptoms

Symptoms of sleep apnea can vary but commonly include chronic snoring, daytime fatigue, restless sleep, frequent awakenings, and morning headaches. Central sleep apnea may present with insomnia, fragmented sleep, and daytime sleepiness.

Treatment Options

Once diagnosed, there are several treatment options available for managing sleep apnea and improving symptoms. Treatment recommendations may vary depending on the severity of the condition and individual patient factors.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy involves wearing a mask over the nose and/or mouth during sleep, which delivers a continuous stream of air to keep the airway open. Oral appliance therapy are custom-made devices worn in the mouth during sleep to reposition the jaw and tongue, helping to keep the airway open.

Lifestyle modifications are also one way to manage sleep apnea. Making changes to your lifestyle habits, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, and avoiding alcohol and sedatives before bedtime, can help improve sleep apnea symptoms.

In some cases, surgical procedures may be recommended to address anatomical abnormalities contributing to sleep apnea, such as enlarged tonsils or a deviated septum.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re struggling with sleep apnea symptoms, don’t wait to seek help. Schedule a consultation with Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates today to take the first step toward improving your sleep and overall health. Our experienced team is here to provide compassionate care and effective solutions for sleep apnea. Contact us now to book your appointment.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

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Dr. John P. Ouano

Dr. John P. Ouano received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1992. Dr. Ouano is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

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Dr. Wael Youseff

Dr. Wael Youseff received his dental degree from Damascus University and then completed his dental education at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland Ohio. Before private practice, Dr. Youseff was an assistant professor and director of the internship program at the Boston University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program.

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Dr. Jennifer Frangos

Dr. Frangos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is part-time clinical faculty at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Frangos donates one Saturday per month at the Middlesex Prison in Billerica, MA. Since 2019, Dr. Frangos has sat on the Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Continuing Education Executive Committee.

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Dr. Hamza Atassi

Dr. Hamza Atassi is a specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a caring surgeon with a gentle chair-side manner who believes every patient should be treated as if they were family. He is committed to providing the highest quality, skillful and personal service that one deserves. Dr. Atassi takes pride in creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for his patients and his mission is to prove that oral surgery does not have to be scary.

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