Snoring occurs when the tissue in the back of your throat vibrates when you breathe. Mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea takes place when these tissues droop and block your airway, preventing you from breathing while you sleep. Getting enough oxygen is as important as achieving good quality sleep. Snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea can really take a toll on your overall wellbeing.
Special mouthpieces exist that can help prevent snoring, and CPAP machines are used to counteract the symptoms of sleep apnea. However, it can be difficult for some people in Phoenix, Arizona to wear these devices. Others simply prefer not to have to bother with them at all. Surgery is also an option but not everyone is comfortable with going that route. Luckily there is a new treatment available called Nightlase that can provide you with a better night’s sleep without the use of any foreign objects or scalpels near your throat.
What Is Nightlase?
Nightlase is a revolutionary laser treatment used to reduce the symptoms associated with snoring and mild to moderate sleep apnea in order to provide you with better quality sleep.
The energy used in the laser’s light gently heats the soft palate tissue, causing it to tighten and shrink, providing you with a larger airway which lets you breathe easier and is less likely to vibrate or get blocked.
What Is the Nightlase Process Like?
The Nightlase procedure is completed in three separate 30-minute sessions that take place every two to three weeks. Patients often notice a difference in snoring right away, though all sessions should be completed in order to experience optimal results. The effects can last up to one year, but if your symptoms start to come back before then, a single treatment may be all you need to get you back to having uninterrupted, and restful sleep.
Nightlase is virtually painless both during and after the procedure. Anesthesia isn’t typically used or needed. During the procedure, you’ll feel a heat sensation on the treatment area which means that the laser energy is working, and the tissue is shrinking. You may have a mild sore throat the next day but again, it shouldn’t be very painful. Drinking plenty of water after the procedure will help keep your throat lubricated and soothed. With Nightlase treatment there is no missed work, skipped workouts, or laying around the house because no downtime is necessary. Who has time for that anyway, right?
Nightlase in Phoenix, Arizona
If you snore or have mild to moderate sleep apnea and want to see if our new exciting and innovative light energy procedure is right for you, then contact Central Valley Dentistry for a consultation. We’ll gladly perform an evaluation to determine if Nightlase is right for you. Get the sleep that you’ve been craving. Call Dr. B and his professional staff today. We look forward to seeing you