Sleep Apnea Treatment Cambridge

Get the Good Night of Rest You Deserve

Our dentists at Harbor Dental Center provide sleep apnea treatment in Cambridge and the surrounding areas. Sleep apnea is a serious, sometimes fatal medical disorder that affects around 10% of American men over the age of 40, and 6% of American women of the same age. Sleep apnea sufferers completely stop breathing during sleep, sometimes hundreds of times in a single night. Normal breathing ceases because the airway becomes obstructed, causing a serious reduction of airflow to the lungs. There are a number of dental devices that can be used to alleviate this condition.

The goal of most of these devices is to separate the jaws and push them forward slightly. This slight repositioning opens up the airway and allows oxygen to flow freely again. Wearers of sleep apnea dental devices report that they stop loud snoring, feel more rested in the daytime, and are much more comfortable going to sleep. Sleep apnea appliances work best on patients who are not significantly overweight. They offer a viable alternative to Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP). If you have questions or concerns about sleep apnea treatment in Cambridge, patients should call us at (410) 228-5445 to schedule a consultation.

Fotona Nightlase

In addition to oral applainces, we offer a non-invasive, patient-friendly treatment option to increase the quality of a patient's sleep. With state-of-the-art Fotona NightLase technology, we can use cutting edge laser pulses to gently heat and tighten the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, which reduces snoring and can lessen the nightly effects of sleep apnea. No special care or therapy is required after the quick procedure either, and patients can return to their everyday routine immediately!