See How Our Treatment Can Help You Sleep Better
Doctors have been looking at the problems with loss of sleep for years. They realize that with truck drivers if they did not get sufficient sleep, their accident rate was much higher. If people are living life on diminished sleep, their thinking and their functioning is similar to somebody who has had one to two alcohol drinks. And if you’re functioning at that level, you’re not doing your best. Seeing that somebody gets good sleep is enormously important. We can help with some of those areas by providing appliances that would reduce, based on your physician’s recommendation, reduce that sleep issue by making the airway space bigger.
Now, wearing a bulky appliance is sometimes not so much fun. One of the things we’ve introduced into our office is the use of a specialty laser that can provide a reduction in swollen tissue in the back of your throat, increasing airway space without the use of an appliance. There’s a process that’s called SnoreLase and or NightLase. And both of those procedures reduce snoring potential and also improve airway so that you can breathe through a less restricted opening. Often, you can avoid the appliance. And often you can avoid CPAP or continuous positive airway pressure, which is what that stands for, and it’s exciting to be able to offer that as a service.