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Our mission here at Family Dentistry Group is to help patients get the premier level of dental care they deserve. This also includes making them as comfortable as possible during treatment. We utilize the best that modern dental technology has to offer in order to give every patient the most comfortable experience with Solea laser.

The Solea laser works for hard and soft tissue procedures. It allows us to give dental treatment without anesthesia, needles, drills, or noise! No anxiety or stress involved.

Our dental team is highly trained and experienced with Solea technology. Solea laser is for everyone.  It provides needle free, pain free dental experience for children and adults.  Once you experience Solea dentistry, you would not want to go back to traditional needle and drill dentistry.  Solea laser can make your dental visit easy, quick and pain free.  And best of all, needle free, anesthesia free.

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The miracle we’ve both been waiting for is here: Solea. Now available to you, Solea is a dental laser that replaces the dental drill in the majority of procedures in our practice. It causes virtually no pain, vibration, or noise.In fact, nearly every patient skips anesthesia because they just don’t need it. Solea is our way of keeping you happy. Because more than anything, we love to see you smile.

Solea is also used for snore therapy. If you have a chronic snoring problem, it may be a case of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It’s a sleep disorder that can be caused by excessive tissue obstructing the airway. With the Solea laser, we can remove any obstructive tissue and help you sleep easier.

Solea can be used in a number of procedures besides snore therapy, such as cavity preparation with needle and drill, eliminating tooth sensitivity, gingivectomy, crown lengthening, and much more!

  • Pain-free procedures

  • No drilling

  • No needles or anesthesia needed 

  • Shorter recovery times

  • Safer for everyone (children included)

  • What is Solea Sleep?
    Solea Sleep is a revolutionary new procedure in the evolving field of dental sleep medicine. Solea Sleep is a simple, quick, and comfortable 5 minute laser treatment that provides rapid relief to people who snore. Solea Sleep is non-invasive and patient-friendly with no post-treatment discomfort or downtime. Treating snoring has never been easier!
  • How does Solea Sleep work?
    About 80% of people who snore are “palatal” or mouth snorers, which is snoring caused by the vibration of the soft palate tissue that has relaxed over time. A unique application of Solea’s specific wavelength allows the laser to gently and quickly tighten collagen fibers of the soft palate tissue in only one 5 minute session. The tightened soft palate tissue opens the airway and reduces vibrations that cause patients to snore and disrupt sleep.
  • What are the benefits of Solea Sleep?
    Significantly reduced or eliminated snoring Better quality, deeper sleep Eliminates morning sore throats and headaches Increased daytime energy, better mood Improved concentration, memory, learning Reduced effects of sleep apnea Stops disrupting partner’s sleep
  • Is Solea Sleep treatment painful?
    No. The majority of patients report not feeling anything during the Solea Sleep procedure, while some report only a slight warm sensation. Before the procedure we apply a topical anesthetic spray to the soft palate to eliminate any discomfort or potential gagging. After treatment you may experience some minor tissue soreness or irritation that lasts about 24 hours.
  • How long do Solea Sleep results last?
    Solea Sleep results lasts on average 12 to 15 months. As with any procedure involving the tightening of elastic tissue, results are not permanent as collagen in the tissue naturally relaxes or loosens over time. For consistent long-term results we recommend that the Solea Sleep procedure be performed once a year.
  • What is the cost of Solea Sleep treatment?
    The cost of Solea Sleep treatment is $750. We offer 0% short-term in-house financing for those who request it, as well as longer terms through 3rd party financing. Learn more about financing options here.
  • Does insurance cover Solea Sleep?
    No. Both dental and medical insurance view Solea Sleep as an “elective” procedure. However, you can use pre-tax dollars in your flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) toward Solea Sleep treatment.
  • Does Solea Sleep treat sleep apnea?
    No. Solea Sleep is not a treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a serious health condition that involves partial or complete obstruction of the airway and reduced blood oxygenation levels. However, snoring is a major symptoms in undiagnosed or diagnosed sleep apnea patients, and Solea Sleep treatment can provide significant relief from snoring and improvements in their quality of sleep.
  • Alternative treatment options to Solea Sleep.
    There are a number of treatment options available to treat snoring. One common alternative to treat palatal snoring is a mandibular advancement device, sometimes referred to as a snoreguard, that is worn during sleep to advance the jaw and open the airway. Treatment with Solea Sleep does not prevent future use of these devices if your snoring were to persist after treatment. Other laser treatment options for snoring exist. One option called Nightlase uses a different type of laser than Solea, with energy being absorbed by the superficial layers of tissue. While treatment sessions take longer with this approach and multiple visits are required, patients report high levels of satisfaction with the procedure. Because of the additional time required, Nightlase typically is up to three times more expensive for patients than Solea Sleep. For severe cases, surgical options exist where tissue is removed that is obstructing the airway. These procedures, called a uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or uvulopalatoplasty, have shown mixed clinical outcomes and can result in significant post-operative pain. These treatments would typically be performed by an ENT. Other approaches that may improve your snoring include cessation of alcohol and tobacco, as well as weight loss. Sleeping on your side instead of your back may also help.
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