It is a Dental Laser department in which sleep is studied and treatment is given to sleep with more oxygen, snoring less, and breathing better.
Apnea-hypopnea syndrome is the 3rd leading cause of public health in the respiratory system worldwide. Studies have shown that many people don’t get sick if they have slept properly.
Dental Laser has the best Galileos X-ray equipment in third dimension. 600 pictures of the head and neck are taken in a single 3D x-ray that is transferred to a SICATAIR computer software from Sirona in which we can assess the upper airways with complete care. We also have a WatchPat and Apnealine to do a sleep study. The patient wears it in the comfort of his/her house, very easy to use. When the equipment returns to the clinic, it is connected to the computer where we diagnose the central and obstructive apneas, the concentration of oxygen at each moment, the depth of sleep, heart rate, etc.
As a treatment for sleep apnea and snoring we have:
- Clear Elexxion Laser SNORE 3: Is a German laser; an infrared laser light that is applied to the soft palate producing more proteins, such as collagen, lifting the palate, reducing the vibration (snoring) as the air passes through each breath and giving greater amplitude to the airway increasing the concentration of oxygen in the blood.
- OptiSleep: Is a German mandibular advanced device, the best and well tolerated, without metals, made to mold to each tooth perfectly, almost invisible, and very comfortable. The force is distributed in all teeth equally. With this digital technology, gums are not affected, and it lets the patient breath normally through the nose opening the upper airway. Using this device, the patient and his/her partner will have a better sleep.
- Snoring: very loud decibels of sound and drowsiness.
- Apnea: Difficulty of concentration, changes of mood, drowsiness, hypertension, arrhythmias, heartburn, weight gain, loss of libido, heart attack or embolism, and diabetes.
After receiving the laser treatment – patients are not to eat very hot foods for 3 days.
With the mandibular advanced device: There is a possibility of pain in the mandibular temporal activation during the adjusting process.