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Sleep apnea is a potentially life threatening condition, if undiagnosed it has been shown to cause heartaches, strokes, irregular heartbeats, high blood pressure, heart disease and decreased libido. Since these patients are not getting a restful night’s sleep they are drowsy during the day this can cause accidents, and decreased productivity. Sleep apnea most commonly occurs when the tongue is sucked against the back of the throat, blocking airflow and limiting oxygen levels, this can also be caused by excess tissue, large tonsils, and collapsed airway muscles. Patients that suffer from sleep apnea often complain of difficulty breathing, loss of concentration, and in some cases have even reported feelings of depression. Today we can offer many surgical solutions to help unblock your airway including repositioning of the upper and lower jaws. Patients that exhibit these symptoms should be evaluated by sleep clinic and then once diagnosed will be referred for surgery. To determine if this surgery is right for your please contact our office and let us help you.