If you are a snorer, you might have already tried many solutions to address this problem. There are plenty of over-the-counter anti-snoring solutions and gadgets which are promoted as 100% effective, but they’re not.
You’ve tried losing weight, not drinking alcohol and night, and trying to sleep on your side. But nothing seems to work, and you want to know if there is a permanent solution for snoring! Many people don’t know that snoring can be addressed by a dentist with sleep training and solutions. Finding a snoring solution might be a challenge.
It’s true that snoring can be alleviated by losing weight if you are overweight, and eliminating drinking alcohol at night is a good idea for everyone, especially snorers. Most people have heard of, and possibly tried a CPAP machine or over-the-counter products, and many still struggle with snoring.
There are many types of snoring surgeries which involve surgical removal of excess tissue in the throat to widen the airway. This could involve removal of the uvula, part of the roof of the mouth (soft palate), excess throat tissue, tonsils, adenoids, and the pharynx.
There are long recovery times with difficulty swallowing from these procedures.
At Outdoor Dental, Dr. Jay Patel is a family, sleep-trained dentist who uses several effective treatments for snoring. Most snorers are palate snorers. For palate snoring, he uses Solea Sleep which is a specific non-surgical treatment to address snoring.
Using the Solea All-Tissue laser, Dr. Patel can administer a low-power application that provides rapid relief from snoring. The laser tightens the soft palate of tissue which reduces the vibrations that cause patients to snore. Some laser sleep treatments require as many as 4 – 30 minute sessions.
However, with Solea, Dr. Patel can provide you with a single non-surgical treatment that takes about 15 minutes to perform and delivers long-term results. This does not treat sleep apnea, and the treatment lasts 12-18 months depending on how long it takes for your collagen to regenerate.
Solea Sleep is different. It is a quick, relatively painless, non-surgical treatment using laser energy to disrupt collagen fibers in the tissue of the soft palate, causing collagen to contract and stiffen. These tightened tissue layers reduce the vibrations which produce snoring.