Snoring & Sleep Apnea Treatments

Eighteen million Americans experience obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). That’s 1 in 15 people. If you’re one of them, Pride Dental can help.

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Say Goodbye to CPAP, Hello to Oral Appliance Therapy!

Oral Appliance Therapy is a first line treatment for those with mild to moderate sleep apnea – much more comfortable than CPAP and highly effective in keeping the airway open.

A number of nighttime appliances are available that hold the lower jaw forward just enough to keep the tongue from falling back and help create more tone in the tissues lining the throat. (Forward movement of just 2 to 3 millimeters can sometimes double or even triple the size of the airway!)

Daytime appliances are designed to be “invisible” while compelling the tongue to sit in its proper position for healthy breathing: against the palate with the tip just above and behind the front teeth.

Our doctors evaluate patients and recommend appliances on an individual basis, based on each patient’s physiological need and unique circumstance.

NightLase: A Device-Free Solution for Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Some people would prefer not to have to rely on any wearable device to help them get a good night’s sleep. NightLase offers that very option: a laser procedure that has proven effective for treating snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea. 

The doctor uses the laser to recontour the tissue around the top of your windpipe, stimulating your own body’s ability to restructure collagen in the area. The result is a wider, less restricted airway.

This minimally invasive procedure usually takes three short visits over a six-week period, and the results typically last for a year to a year and a half. Research has shown Nightlase to reduce snoring by nearly 75% – no oral appliance needed.

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