Dr. Magaly Ferreira uses NightLase® therapy in Minneapolis, Minnesota, to treat your snoring. We can help you get a better night’s sleep so that you can receive the rest you need and live a better life. Talk to our dentist about receiving our NightLase snoring treatment at Parkway Dental Center. Call us at 612-824-4211 to get started.
Snoring and Sleep
Snoring occurs when something restricts your airflow during sleep. Loud or long-term snoring increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and other health problems. There are several health condition reasons why most people snore, such as sleep apnea, obesity, or allergies or the use of throat irritants (such as tobacco) that make it difficult to breathe while asleep.
According to the Sleep Foundation, snoring is one of the most common symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), although not all people who snore have OSA. So, is snoring dangerous? Whether snoring is dangerous depends on its type, severity and frequency. While light, infrequent snoring does not require medical observation, snoring associated with OSA can have major implications for a person’s sleep and overall health.
How Can I Stop Snoring?
Lifestyle changes can bring relief from snoring. These lifestyle changes can include maintaining a healthy weight, limiting the use of alcohol and tobacco, or reducing nasal congestion. However, even with the elimination of these risk factors, snoring might still not go away and could continue to impact your sleep and your life negatively. Habitual snoring may be more than just a nuisance. Aside from disrupting a partner’s sleep, you may be at risk for other complications, including daytime sleepiness, frequent frustration or anger, or difficulty concentrating.
NightLase™ Snoring Treatment at Parkway Dental Center
NightLase™ is a revolutionary cosmetic laser treatment that is designed to alleviate strong and persistent snoring. Fast and non-invasive, it can be done in our office in several sessions that take only 30 minutes and have no side effects. NightLase™ lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring through the use of gentle, superficial laser light. The laser therapy targets the tissue of the soft palate and heats it, which causes it to tighten. This then causes the sound of the snoring to be attenuated and the effects of sleep apnea to be reduced. No anesthesia is used in this treatment.
NightLase™ requires no device to be worn during sleep, and involves no chemical treatment. Simple, gentle, and an efficient way for any individual and their loved ones to regain a good night’s rest.
Fotona Laser: The Medical Power of Light
Fotona systems enable specific, strong yet gentle light pulses that allow superficial penetration of heat into tissue without damage or adverse effects. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth yet strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating. Simple and virtually painless, Fotona NightLase™ procedure has an extremely high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research indicates a decrease in snoring after NightLase™ therapy is used as an effective way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.
At Parkway Dental Center, our doctors are fully trained in performing Fotona NightLase™ procedures. Schedule your appointment today and find relief from snoring by calling us at 612-824-4211.