Our highly trained sleep dentistry team performs the following services.
We participate with medical insurance PPOs and Medicare, which will generally pay for appliances. We also offer a cash option for patients with HMOs or high deductible plans. HSAs generally cover laser procedures and appliances.
How It Works
Benefits of Oral Appliances
- Custom fit to maximize effectiveness.
- Quiet and comfortable.
- Portable and travel friendly.
- Non-invasive with minimal discomfort.
- No on-going supply costs and upkeep.
Potential Health Issues from Untreated Sleep Apnea
- Heart attack
- High blood pressure
- Car Accident
- Chronic fatigue
- Inability to concentrate
- Impaired memory
Nightlase Laser Treatments
What is Nightlase?
Nightlase is an effective, non-surgical airway and anti-snoring treatment.
How does Nightlase work?
A laser gently heats the inside of the patient’s mouth to tighten the tissue and reduce snoring sounds and effects of sleep apnea.
*Safe and patient-friendly procedure increases quality of sleep for patients without the use of anesthesia or postoperative pain
*Walk-in, walk-out procedure
*Most have immediate results from day one
Oralase Laser Treatments
What is Oralase?
Oralase is red light therapy also known as Photobiomodulation (PBM). It is a safe and non-invasive therapy technique that works by sending concentrated wavelengths of red and near-infared light into the skin all the way into the cells and mitochondria of the body.
Mitochondria are your energy powerhouse and are responsible for fueling nearly all functions in your body.
When your mitochondria are not functioning optimally it impacts your whole body and mind, manifesting as symptoms such as poor skin and acne, aches and pains, and immunity issues, as well as cognitive and mental dysregulation.
Red light and near-infared light penetrate the body more deeply and produce a biochemical reaction to the mitochondria. This supports the mitochondria to use more oxygen efficiently and in turn produces more efficient energy throughout the body.
Oralase has been safely and successfully utilized for over a decade on patients 6 and older to:
*Instantly reduce pain or eliminate pain
*Release restricted tissues without touching the body
*Reconnect impaired neurological function
*Reset retained primitive reflexes
Oralase can be used to help treat:
- Headaches and migraines
- Tongue restrictions affecting speech and swallowing
- Teeth clenching/grinding (bruxism)
- Sleep disordered breathing
- Sleep fragmentation (disrupted sleep)
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Anxiety and Depression
- Substance Abuse Disorder
TMJ Laser Treatments
TMJ LASER THERAPY can be used to ease discomfort, pain, inflammation, and swelling of the jaw and surrounding muscles using a process called “photobiomodulation”. This process interacts with associated “intracellular biomolecules” to help increase the production of the body’s chemical form of energy called ATP. When this happens, it triggers improvements in:
- Cellular metabolism
- DNA production
- Cellular replication
- Replacement, regeneration, and repair of damaged cells
When low-level laser therapy is applied it increases blood flow to reduce cellular waste from building up in the damaged joints and muscles of the jaw. This is called “angiogenesis” and “neovascularization” which refers to the formation of new capillaries and other blood vessels necessary for healing and restoring proper function.
How does this reaction improve jaw function?
The entire process triggered by TMJ laser therapy removes damaged cells so you can break the cycle that is creating chronic inflammation. The therapy decreases the amount of oxidative stress which promotes cell survival while also reducing damage to cells. Light therapy also releases and increases cytokines, natural anti-inflammatories needed to promote tissue repair. At the same time, it decreases “pro-inflammatory” cytokines and prostaglandins to reduce pain.
What are the benefits TMJ laser therapy?
- Immediate reduction of muscle inflammation
- Immediate pain relief
- Triggers healing by increasing oxygen and blood flow in the jaw
- Non-invasive treatment
- No negative side-effects
- Quick appointments of just 10 minutes
Tonsilase is a cutting-edge procedure to reduce the size of the tonsils without surgery. Rather than endure the severe pain associated with traditional surgery, many patients can now choose to treat their tonsils comfortably and conveniently in the office, using state of the art laser treatment.
Tonsilase can be utilized for the treatment of chronically infected tonsils, “tonsil stones” (tonsiloliths) and enlarged tonsils, a common cause of snoring and sleep apnea.