NightLase Laser Snoring Treatment
We all know some of the issues of snoring such as: sleep deprivation, negative impact on overall health and quality of life, tiredness, headaches, irritability, dry mouth and relationship difficulties.
Studies have shown a link between snoring and an increased risk of heart attack and stroke. NightLase® is a noninvasive way to treat snoring with a laser.
It does not treat sleep apnea, specifically, which is usually treated with a CPAP device or oral appliances, but can reduce the effects of sleep apnea and decrease the amplitude of snoring by means of a gentle, laser-induced tightening effect caused by the contraction of collagen in the oral mucosa tissue.
NightLase does not require surgery of the soft palate or uvula. The treatment takes usually three office visits over two months. An examination and radiographs are required prior to treatment for your evaluation. Dental and medical insurance does not cover the cost of the treatment.
NightLase works by rejuvenation of the fibroblasts in the soft palate thus stimulating the formation of collagen. Each treatment takes from 15 to 20 minutes and no anesthesia is required. The procedure is comfortable and you can resume your daily routine immediately afterwards. Results are often seen after the first session.
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