Syosset Dental Implants | Cosmetic Dentistry | Oral Surgery | Sedation | Dentist 11791

Peter Kampf, DDS

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Long Island Location

87 Cold Spring Road,

Syosset NY 11791

516-677-0007

Manhattan

201 East 17th Street,

New York, NY 10003

718-355-9101

Sleep Apnea
 

Using oral surgery to help sleep apnea seeks to remove the excess tissue in the throat that is vibrating and blocking the upper air passages. One surgical procedure is an Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPPP). This procedure involves removing the excess tissue from the upper mouth and throat. This procedure in performed in a hospital under general anesthesia. Maxillomandibular advancement is another type of procedure used to assist with sleep apnea. This procedure involves the upper and lower part of the jaw. In this procedure, the jaw is moved forward from the rest of the facial bones. This allows more room behind the soft palate, thereby reducing the obstruction. Finally a Tracheostomy is a last ditch effort when other treatments have failed. This involves the surgeon inserting a tube in your throat so you can breathe. It is covered during the day, but opens at night while you sleep. All of the aforementioned surgeries are routine and very safe.

 
 
 
Syosset Dentist, Dr. Peter Kampf specializes in all phases of dentistry such as dental implants, cosmetic dentistry, oral surgery and offers sedation.