Common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include loud snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, difficulty concentrating, irritability, frequent awakenings during sleep, gasping or choking sensations, dry mouth or sore throat upon waking, and restless or disturbed sleep.
Prior to surgery, Josh had a bone-on-bone joint condition on the right side of his jaw. He was in severe pain and had limited ability to open his mouth which impacted his daily life, mood, and relationships. Sleep apnea further worsened his quality of life. The surgery involved correcting the arthritic joint and moving the jaw forward to alleviate sleep apnea and teeth grinding. After surgery, his airway improved, jaw pain subsided, and he experienced positive changes in his outlook, joy, and overall well-being.