A good night’s sleep is essential to maintaining health. Everyone deserves to enjoy the benefits of proper rest and quality sleep. If you suffer from snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, Dr. Bolamperti can help – either with a mandibular advancement device (MAD) or with the use of the LightWalker® NightLase® laser. These techniques can often achieve what CPAP and other sleep appliances have been unable to do.
How Does NightLase® Work?
With NightLase®, Dr. Bolamperti uses the Er:YAG wavelength of the LightWalker® twin laser, along with a specially designed hand piece to warm, condition, strengthen, tighten and shrink the parapharyngeal tissues – to lessen or eliminate the snoring and sleep apnea problems. And it does so without pain, scalpels, sutures or scarring of palatal tissues that can occur with other techniques.
How Long Does It Take?
Treatment includes three or four sessions, 21 days apart. Each session is about 45 minutes.
Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD)
Another option for sleep apnea is this mouth device or MAD, which looks very much like a mouth guard that athletes use in sports. Dr. Bolamperti fits this device precisely to you – allowing it to snap over your upper and lower dental arches snugly. A metal hinge connects the two pieces and allows the lower jaw to be eased forward – keeping airways open to reduce or eliminate interruption to sleep and preventing snoring.
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