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Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a condition where breathing stops during sleep. The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea, or OSA. This occurs when a blockage is formed to prevent taking in air, causing the inflicted person to gasp or awaken to restore breathing. Sleep apnea can impact the quality of sleep and can cause a higher risk for stroke and other serious health conditions. At Torrance Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we offer sleep apnea treatment for those with OSA caused by oral issues or misalignments.

There are many possible causes and treatments for obstructive sleep apnea. Those who are overweight can be at higher risk for this disorder, with blockages caused by fatty tissue. A bite misalignment can allow the tongue to fall backward, covering the airway. Often, a nightguard or CPAP machine will be used for treating sleep apnea.

When the blockage is caused by a restricted airway from excess tissue or bone alignment, oral surgery may be required. Uvulo-palato-pharyngo-plasty (UPPP) can be performed to remove excess tissue, or jaw surgery can reposition the jaw or bones to open the airway. Oral surgery is usually reserved for those who do not obtain relief through conservative sleep apnea treatments.

What are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?

Often, it is not the patient that first notices the symptoms of sleep apnea, it is their sleep partner. Snoring and gasping are common symptoms of sleep apnea, which can be disturbing for others nearby. However, those noises are signs of airway blockages that cause the person to partially or completely awake out of REM sleep. This lack of rest can cause fatigue, even after sleeping for several hours.

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and want to explore your options for treatment, contact our practice to schedule a consultation with our oral surgeon.


23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505


(310) 373-0667

Office Hours:

Monday 8AM - 5PM
Tuesday 8AM - 5PM
Wednesday 8AM - 5PM
Thursday 8AM - 5PM
Friday 8AM - 5PM

Torrance Oral Surgery Center

Our Client Reviews

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 174 reviews

Paul M.

A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.

Mindy W.

This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

Jessica Z.

The staff here are super friendly and always show genuine concern. I got my wisdom teeth pulled about a year ago and Dr. Yagoubian and his staff made me feel less anxious about the procedure. When I was done, they were thorough with their instructions on how to take care of myself while my wounds healed. They even gave me an ice pack to wrap around my head for the swelling (super useful). Dr. Yagoubian even called to check in on me after the surgery. So when I needed more extractions done this year for orthodontic treatment, I made an appointment here and once again I was well taken care of. Every single person in this office was friendly. During the procedure, they made me feel less anxious even though I was super shaky about getting local anesthesia. They gave me detailed instructions on how to care for my wounds, always gave me an opportunity to ask questions. And once again, Dr. Yagoubian called after the procedure to make sure I was doing well. Now, anytime someone mentions they need their wisdom teeth removed, I tell them Dr. Yagoubian is the man!!

D. W.

What a nice and knowledgeable Doctor! Dr. Ben took the time to answer all our questions about the removal of all four wisdom teeth. He explained in detailed what was going to happen and the reason why he does the procedure. It’s obvious that he loves what he does. His staff is very welcoming and friendly. The nice lady in charge of the billing explained very clearly everything. Dr. Ben even called us the evening after the surgery to check if everything was ok. We highly recommend Dr. Yagoubian!

Chahab S.

Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

Dr.Lou T.

Very professional and always available. My patients have always had good experiences with the office.


Dr. Benjamin is awesome I highly recommend him to everyone he is highly efficient and fast he knows how to comply with patient needs and overall is an amazing guy ! Check him out he is awesome!!!

Raj G.

Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.