Using Laser Dentistry for a Better Night’s Sleep
Here at Cool Springs Laser Dentistry, Dr. Rice is pleased to help improve the quality of patients’ sleep with advanced and non-invasive laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnea through NightLaseⓇ therapy.
Anti-Snoring Non-Surgical Procedure
How does Anti-Snoring Laser Treatment Work?
Using the patented Fotona NightLase system, Dr. Rice applies Er-YAG laser energy in concentrated pulses to safely apply heat to the oral mucosa tissue. The heat causes this tissue to tighten, which reduces obstruction and creates more space in the patient’s airway.
The NightLase laser is gentle enough not to cause damage to delicate tissues inside the mouth, but strong enough to effectively heat the oral mucosa and induce contraction. For complete treatment, patients undergo three separate sessions spaced two weeks apart. Most of Dr. Rice’s patients comment that anti-snoring laser treatment is comfortable, and are thrilled to experience immediate relief from snoring and sleep apnea.
Benefits of Laser Dentistry for Snoring and Sleep Apnea
If you have struggled with sleep apnea and snoring and oral appliances or CPAP masks aren’t delivering the restful sleep you need, laser snoring therapy with NightLase be the solution you need. There are so many benefits of this specialized laser dentistry treatment, including:
- NightLase is totally non-invasive
- Immediate reduction in sleep apnea and snoring
- Only a few short visits to our office in Brentwood are needed
- No more masks or appliances
- Vastly improved quality of sleep
Time to Get a Good Night’s Rest
If you’re suffering from snoring or sleep apnea, NightLase may be the best choice for you. Contact our Brentwood office at 615-373-4488 or fill out a contact form at the bottom of that page. We’ll determine the best course of action for your individual needs and help you get a better night’s rest.
Frequently Asked Questions About Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes people to repeatedly stop breathing while asleep. Individuals with sleep apnea may gasp for air while sleeping, snore loudly, have trouble staying asleep, and suffer side effects of exhaustion.
The most common form of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This happens when the muscles of the throat and mouth relax and make a person’s airway more narrow. Obstructive sleep apnea is effectively treated by Dr. Rice using the NightLase system.
What causes snoring?
Some people may snore occasionally, due to alcohol consumption, allergies, or a cold. Consistent, regular snoring is different: it is a result of a narrowing of the airway caused by relaxation of the muscles in the throat, tongue, and roof of the mouth. As air is forced through this narrow airway, the tissues vibrate and produce loud snoring.
How can sleep apnea and snoring impact my health?
Sleep apnea and snoring are more than an annoyance for patients (and the people who sleep near them). These conditions can cause interference with daily living and serious health threats, including:
- Daytime fatigue or sleepiness
- Impaired concentration
- Mood imbalances
- Increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure
- Learning problems and/or aggression in children
Is laser treatment for snoring and sleep apnea covered by insurance?
Sleep apnea and associated snoring are medical conditions, which means that insurance may cover part or all of your NightLase treatment. At Cool Springs Laser Dentistry, we will be happy to help you file a claim, work with your insurance company, and make the most of your benefits.