Snoring Treatment with NightLase

NightLase by Fotona is a laser that, when used by your Anchorage dentist, can help you eliminate snoring and lessen the effects of sleep apnea.

Dr. Kendall will use the laser to target the sagging tissues in the back of your airway. The laser causes the collagen in your oral mucosa tissues to contract for more room. This way, when oxygen rushes past, your tissues are tight enough to prevent vibration and noise. NightLase is non-invasive and gentle. Most patients report a warming sensation but no pain associated with the procedure. After two treatments, 80% of patients say they’ve seen a noticeable improvement in their snoring, and researchers say it’s just as effective as some of the more aggressive treatments.

Stop Snoring In Its Tracks with NightLase

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So what do you do if you snore but don’t have sleep apnea? While snoring can be a telltale sign of sleep apnea, not everyone who snores has sleep apnea, and not everyone who has sleep apnea snores. Even if you don’t have sleep apnea, Dr. Kendall has a snoring treatment for you.

Overview: Snoring

Snoring is pretty common, but that doesn’t mean it’s normal. Snoring is the sound of air rushing past sagging tissues in your airway. When you snore but don’t have sleep apnea, you simply don’t have long enough apnea and hypopnea episodes to qualify for the sleep apnea diagnosis—even though your sleep is still disrupted by laborious breathing.

On top of your lack of sleep, you also strain your sleeping partner’s beauty sleep. The sound of snoring keeps others awake and can put a strain on your relationships. If you snore, the best thing you can do for yourself and your partner is to get snoring treatment in Anchorage.

Sleep Apnea Treatment with ProSomnus

ProSomnusProSomnus isn’t another CPAP brand. It’s a sleep apnea treatment our Anchorage sleep dentist is proud to offer because it doesn’t require a machine, mask, or hoses. It’s a favorite sleep apnea treatment for people in Anchorage and everywhere because it’s so comfortable and convenient.

Overview: Obstructive Sleep Apnea

There are three types of sleep apnea, but obstructive sleep apnea is by far the most common. It’s when soft tissues in your airway sag while you sleep, causing a blockage. You’ll pause breathing for at least 10 seconds, but it can be much longer. After some time, your brain will awaken you to resume breathing. Now, you might think that since you don’t remember these awakenings, they aren’t happening. But it’s actually more common that people don’t remember them since they are so brief.

Obstructive sleep apnea can cause daytime sleepiness, morning headaches, mood swings, loud snoring, and a myriad of other disruptive symptoms. The real danger from sleep apnea comes from heart disease and dementia. It can also cause deadly complications when it occurs along with other conditions.

Luckily, obstructive sleep apnea is very treatable! The standard treatment is CPAP, but CPAP isn’t right for everyone. Oral appliance therapy might be your ticket to restful nights without a CPAP.

ProSomnus Oral Appliance Therapy

ProSomnus oral appliance therapy is the sleep apnea treatment you’ve been looking for. It doesn’t require a machine, mask, tubes, electricity, or distilled water. It’s an orthotic that fits over your top and bottom teeth while you sleep. It gently moves your jaw forward to make room in your airway, so when your soft tissues collapse, there’s still enough room for oxygen to pass through.

With the ProSomnus oral appliance, you’ll enjoy the following benefits:

  • Comfortable
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to travel with
  • No extra equipment required
  • No bloating from the continuous air pressure
  • No dry mouth and bad breath
  • No noisy machine
  • Sleep in any position
  • Travel to destinations without electricity
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to travel with
  • No extra equipment required
  • No bloating from the continuous air pressure
  • No dry mouth and bad breath
  • No noisy machine
  • Sleep in any position
  • Travel to destinations without electricity

And as a bonus, ProSomnus is:

  • Covered by medical insurance (Although, always check with your provider first to make sure)
  • Covered by medicare
  • A sleep apnea and snoring treatment
  • Patient preferred
  • Custom-fit
  • A treatment with no ongoing out-of-pocket expenses
  • Covered by medical insurance (Although, always check with your provider first to make sure)
  • Covered by medicare
  • A sleep apnea and snoring treatment
  • Patient preferred
  • Custom-fit
  • A treatment with no ongoing out-of-pocket expenses

If you have mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea, the ProSomnus sleep apnea treatment may be for you! Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kendall to find out if it’s the right fit for your lifestyle.

Are you Ready to Get a Good Night’s Sleep?

Take advantage of Anchorage’s non-invasive sleep apnea and snoring treatment options to finally get the good night’s sleep you deserve! Call (907) 349-0022 to make an appointment with sleep dentist Dr. Kendall Skinner. Or, schedule an appointment online, and a member of our compassionate dental team will contact you shortly. We would love to raise your quality of life through sleep apnea treatment and snoring treatment.