Sleep Apnea / Snoring Services
Since the oral cavity is a gateway to your airway. Dr. Chandra helps to evaluate and screen for Sleep Apnea. The Gold Standard used to be a CPAP machine for treating snoring and sleep apnea. An alternative of treating sleep apnea is the Mandibular Advancement Device (MAD). It is an oral appliance that fits in the mouth that moves the lower jaw forward. A MAD appliance helps to diminish any restrictions that occurs in the back of the throat by moving the jaw and tongue forward away from the back of your throat, which opens up the upper airway, thus reducing the air resistance that leads to snoring. There are many reasons why people snore, many of which are connected to the partial obstruction of the airway to and from the lungs by the tongue or throat tissue.
Medibyte is a screening tool to measure snoring or obstructive sleep apnea. A home sleep kit can be sent home with a patient to give information on sleep patterns, oxygen levels, heart rate, snoring, body position, and any events that may take place during the night. This information helps Dr. Chandra to be able to determine what type of device may be needed to help with sleep apnea.
NightLase is a new approach to treating snoring issues. It utilizes laser technology that is non-invasive, with no appliances that need to be worn while sleeping.It is an effective way of reducing or eliminating snoring.
A tightening effect of the airway tissues is achieved using laser energy to heat the tissues, which help to keep the airway open. NightLase is performed in as few as three short visits 2 weeks apart, does not require anesthesia, and no down time.Often after the first session results are seen.