Can you never seem to get enough sleep? Are your days filled with exhaustion no matter what time you go to bed? Is your bed partner sleep-deprived as well because of your constant snoring? If so, then you may be one of the 20 million Americans with sleep apnea. This condition can easily rob you of your rest and your health if left untreated, but the team at Carlson Advanced Dentistry & Facial Esthetics can help using a revolutionary laser treatment to remove the source of the problem. To learn more about it and how it could enable you to finally get the sleep you deserve, contact us today.
For a person with sleep apnea, they briefly but frequently stop breathing throughout the night, sometimes up to 100 times an hour in severe cases. Often, this is due to the tissues in the mouth and throat collapsing toward the back of the throat and closing off the airway. This forces the body to partially wake up to start breathing again, and these constant interruptions prevent someone from ever reaching the deeper, more restorative stages of sleep.
With the Nightlase Laser, we can use a concentrated beam of light to tighten the tissues in the mouth and throat so that the airway becomes wider and is less likely to be obstructed. It works by stimulating the body’s healing response to create new collagen, which helps the skin naturally tighten. By opening up the airway, we can eliminate most (if not all) of a patient’s sleep apnea symptoms, and we can likely stop any snoring as well, which is great news for anyone else sleeping in the area!