Does your partner complain that you snore at night? Do you routinely wake up with a headache, irritability, or the feeling that you haven’t gotten a good night’s rest? If so, Dr. Beata A. Carlson and Associates at Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry in Clearwater, FL, are here to help you stop snoring and get better quality sleep.
NightLase® treatment for snoring and sleep apnea
NightLase® is a revolutionary treatment that harnesses the power of Er: YAG laser energy to decrease the amplitude of snoring and reduce the effects of sleep apnea. The treatment has a high success rate in producing better sleep patterns. Patients love it because it helps alleviate snoring and sleep apnea symptoms without using any medications, chemicals, or long-term use of devices while sleeping.
How NightLase® works
This gentle, non-invasive therapy works by contracting the collagen fibers in the oral mucosa tissue, which has an overall tightening effect on the tissues contributing to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. The NightLase® system is designed to deliver heat into the superficial tissue layers, preventing tissue damage or other adverse effects while still providing excellent results. The treatment is performed without the need for anesthesia using two steps:
- The laser light preheats the tissues in a preconditioning phase
- The laser light strengthens the tissue
Dr. Carlson and Associates will consult with you about the optimal treatment plan for your needs, but most patients typically benefit from 3 separate treatment sessions spaced out over six weeks. The results usually last about a year, and when you or your loved ones notice that your symptoms are returning, maintenance treatment can be performed as needed.
Get a better night’s sleep
If you are ready to stop snoring and start waking up refreshed, call Natural and Cosmetic Dentistry in Clearwater, Florida, to schedule your consultation. Dr. Carlson and Associates will perform an in-depth evaluation of your oral structures and discuss your symptoms to determine whether NightLase® treatment is a good fit for you, and will also take time to answer any questions you have about the benefits of NightLase® treatment and what to expect. Our office can be reached at 727-888-6523 – call us today!