Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

Sleep Apnea

Are you tired of using a CPAP machine to treat sleep apnea? If you snore and stop breathing while you sleep, Dr Sam Harouni offers effective, long-term sleep apnea solutions at his oral and maxillofacial surgery practice in Beverly Hills. Dr. Harouni provides innovative sleep apnea treatments, including oral appliance therapy, corrective jaw surgery, and Maxillo-Mandibular advancements, to alleviate loud snoring and breathing interruptions. For help getting a good night’s sleep, schedule a consultation online or by calling the practice.

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What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that causes your breathing to stop and start periodically throughout the night. The two main types of sleep apnea include obstructive and central sleep apnea.

In obstructive sleep apnea, your breathing is interrupted when your throat muscles relax and block your airways. With central sleep apnea, dysfunction in your brain interferes with the signals to your muscles that control your breathing.

You may also develop the condition due to a combination of both obstructive and central sleep apnea factors.

"I had my wisdom teeth extracted three days ago and I just want to say I’m glad I had the opportunity to get it done by Dr. Harouni. The experience wasn’t too bad at all Dr. Harouni and the team were gentle and quick and had me out of there in no time. I would definitely recommend his services."

Ashley Gaines


What are the symptoms of sleep apnea?

Because the symptoms of sleep apnea appear while you sleep, you may not even know you have the condition. Your partner may complain that you snore loudly or stop breathing at times while you’re sleeping.

Other symptoms common with sleep apnea include:

  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Dry mouth
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Frequent morning headaches

Dr. Harouni can determine if your symptoms relate to sleep apnea during your initial evaluation.
What are the risk factors for sleep apnea?

There are a number of factors that can increase your risk of developing sleep apnea, such as your family history. Other factors include:

  • Smoking
  • Allergies
  • Being overweight

Use of alcohol or certain medications that can relax throat muscles can increase your risk for developing sleep apnea.

If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to heart problems or Type 2 diabetes, or even turn life-threatening.

What treatments are available for sleep apnea?

If you have obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Harouni can recommend oral appliances that keep your airways open while you sleep. Depending on your specific needs, the oral device moves your jaw into a better position to allow air to flow more freely while you sleep.

If an oral appliance isn’t effective in relieving your sleep apnea symptoms, Dr. Harouni may recommend a surgical procedure to correct your jaw alignment. Surgery can reposition your jaw to open up a larger space behind your tongue and prevent airway restriction.

Surgical correction of sleep apnea offers long-term results and can eliminate the need for a CPAP machine. Dr. Harouni can determine if surgery is the most beneficial treatment option based on your specific needs and overall health.

If sleep apnea is taking a toll on your ability to get safe, restful sleep, call the Beverly Hills practice or book an appointment online.

Dental Reviews & Testimonials

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"I had such a good experience getting wisdom teeth extracted with Dr. Harouni. I had virtually no pain and I healed up faster than I had expected. Him and his team were so gentle & kind that I didn’t feel the usually anxiety I do getting dental procedures. He even helped me find a general dentist and went over treatment options to treat my TMJ issues. Such a great experience"
Kelly Say
"Dr. Harouni and his staff are not only professional but also make sure you feel comfortable before and after any procedure. One of his staffs, Maggie was very kind and made sure my dad and I understood what was going to happen before and after the procedure. 100% recommend coming here, especially if you are typically a very anxious person :)"
Lizbeth Guerra
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"Dr. Sam Harouni is the best doctor I have ever been to. I had a wisdom tooth extracted. Didn't feel any pain during the entire process that I was afraid off so much. I am lucky to be treated by Dr. Sam"
Derek Schneider
"Dr. Sam Harouni is a great doctor, made me feel less nervous about having my wisdom teeth extracted. I didn’t feel any pain the entire process and overall was treated very well."
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