If snoring affects your quality of sleep, you may benefit from oral devices that improve your rest. At Advance Dental, with two locations in Houston, Texas, general dentist Bryan Chu, DDS, and his team offer in-house snoring treatment with the Solea® laser. Snoring treatment is non-invasive, pain-free, and provides lasting results. To learn more about snoring treatment, call the nearest office or book online today.
Snoring treatment is an outpatient procedure that uses targeted light (laser) energy to tighten the soft tissues at the back of your throat.
If the tissues in your soft palate are loose, they relax during sleep. This obstructs your airways, resulting in snoring and other sleep disturbances.
Everyone snores occasionally, but several underlying factors may increase your risk of more serious medical issues. As a result, consider snoring treatment at Advance Dental if you:
Even if you don’t think your snoring indicates an underlying issue, it’s good to undergo an oral exam just in case.
When you regularly snore and it prevents you or your partner from getting restful sleep. If you wake up most morning feeling groggy or tired, snoring treatment may be beneficial.
At Advance Dental, a snoring treatment consultation begins with a review of your dental records, a discussion of your symptoms, and an oral exam. Your provider also takes a series of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) scans to assess the shape and size of your throat and soft palate.
If your scans show loose tissues at the back of your throat, you qualify for snoring treatment.
At Advance Dental, snoring treatment is an outpatient procedure that takes less than 60 minutes.
First, your provider administers a local anesthetic, numbing your mouth. Then, they point the handheld Solea® laser at the loose tissues near the back of your throat. The light energy heats the tissue, causing it to tighten and contract.
After treatment, your provider moves you to a recovery room for observation and provides care instructions.
After snoring treatment, you can return to work and other routine activities immediately. Your throat might feel sore for a day or two, but any discomfort should resolve quickly.
Call the nearest Advance Dental office to learn more about snoring treatment or book online today.