NightLase for Snorning and Sleep Apnea
Patients suffering from snoring and sleep apnea can turn to us, the dentist in Friendswood, for help. As an expert in everything related to your teeth and surrounding oral structures, Dr. James T. Sierra is especially well-equipped to treat snoring and sleep breathing disorders. CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) and oral devices are two common treatment methods, but many people do not have success with these options. For them, NightLase offers a wonderful alternative for regaining restful sleep. Keep reading to find out how it works, and whether or not it may be the solution you have been hoping for. Because everyone deserves a full night’s sleep!
What Is the NightLase Procedure?
Obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring occur when the soft and hard oral tissues collapse during sleep to block the proper flow of air. The result is a night of restless sleep for the sufferer as well as for anyone nearby. In fact, it is often a sleep-deprived partner who notices the issue requiring treatment rather than the sleep apnea/snoring sufferer themselves.
Two popular treatment methods for sleep apnea and snoring include CPAP and oral devices. However, CPAP often proves to be more disruptive than the original symptoms, as a nasal mask attached to an air machine must be worn throughout the night. Additionally, an oral device may not provide sufficient help in preventing sleep apnea symptoms. NightLase offers a better solution.
NightLase is a laser treatment option that is completed right here in our office -- so there is nothing to wear while you sleep. It works by tightening the tissue at the back of the throat that causes the snoring sound when it vibrates. A precise laser is targeted at the loose tissue, causing it to tighten to reduce the bothersome sound of snoring.
For best results, we will recommend you undergo three NightLase procedures in Friendswood over the course of one month. It only takes about 20 minutes to complete each one, and since it’s a simple laser procedure, no anesthesia is needed for NightLase. Even better, research shows that snoring is reduced in 80 percent of patients who undergo NightLase!
The Numerous Benefits of NightLase
This treatment option offers a number of benefits for patients who are dealing with snoring or for sleep apnea sufferers who have not had success with the CPAP or oral device treatment. Some of the most significant advantages for these patients are listed below. Which one would you enjoy most?
- Snoring treatment improves quality of sleep
- Offers an alternative treatment method for sleep apnea sufferers
- NightLase is not associated with discomfort
- High success rates for reducing snoring
- Performed by your dentist in just three visits
- A quick, in-office laser treatment eliminates the need to use bulky equipment at home
Learn More about NightLase Today
Are you interested in what is possible with NightLase treatment for snoring? Friendswood Dental Group is happy to offer this state-of-the-art treatment option for our patients. Contact us to schedule an appointment for laser dentistry in Friendswood!