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Surgeries for Sleep Apnea


#1

Has anyone had any surgeries to help with sleep apnea? I have been using a CPAP machine for 6 years now. I use to be a mouth breather and not I have changed that. But now all my teeth are moving and my teeth are getting loose. I wear a night guard up top now. But my dentist is saying my tongue is to big for my mouth. They are referring me to an ENT to look at possible tongue reduction surgeries. Really scared about this. Wanted to know if anyone has had one or any other type of surgery to help correct Sleep Apnea.


#2

Don’t know enough to comment other than I strongly recommend a 2nd, even 3rd opinion for what seems to be a radical surgery. Maybe talk to a few dentists as well (some are knowledgeable about Sleep Apnea). Good Luck to you.