Learn about Nightlase snoring treatment available at Broadway Family Dentistry

 

If you or someone you love deals with chronic snoring, you understand how disturbing it can be to getting a good night’s rest. However, there are solutions available to help patients who snore regularly, including treatments such as the Nightlase treatment available at Broadway Family Dentistry in Minot, North Dakota.

What is the Fotona Nightlase?

Patients who are considering a snoring solution that eliminates the need for an oral appliance might be interested in learning more about the Fotona Nightlase procedure. This treatment is a therapy that utilizes a non-invasive laser to improve the quality of an individual’s sleep when dealing with snoring or even obstructive sleep apnea. It not only reduces the symptoms of sleep apnea, but it can soften the sound of snoring. The laser light from the Fotona Nightlase device uses laser light to tighten the tissues in the mouth and improve collagen production for noticeable results! This procedure continues to be a popular way to reduce the sound of snoring while ensuring a deeper level of sleep that improves one’s quality of life.

How many treatments do I need?

Nightlase is not a “one and done” solution. It is recommended that patients undergo a series of three treatments to start. These treatments last approximately 20 minutes and are spread out over a 6 week period. The final results of treatment typically last anywhere from six to 12 months, though regular Nightlase treatments can be performed to maintain the results for an extended period of time. We strongly encourage patients to speak to one of our providers to determine the number of treatments needed based on the severity of their condition. We can make a recommendation after an evaluation and help you achieve your goals.

Contact Broadway Family Dentistry today

If you deal with snoring, it is time to put an end to it! Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen of Minot, North Dakota can assist with laser treatment called Nightlase. Call the office at (701) 839-1299 to book a consultation appointment at 1839 South Broadway Street and get started learning more about this option for you or your sleeping partner. 

Using Nightlase Treatment as a Fix for Chronic Snoring

At Broadway Family Dentistry, we offer a huge selection of general, cosmetic, and restorative dental treatments for children and adults. But many may not be aware that we also provide Minot, ND area patients with solutions for chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. Instead of using a CPAP machine, patients can undergo a procedure known as NightLase.

What is NightLase?

NightLase is a revolutionary treatment that can provide a long-term fix for patients who snore due to obstructive sleep apnea or loose tissues in the throat. This procedure involves using a laser light to heat up the soft tissues at the back of the throat. This stimulates the body’s natural production of collagen that holds the tissues together and provides a tightening that eliminates tissue that sags and blocks the throat. This production of collagen ensures that the opening of the throat is clear, therefore reducing chronic snoring problems.

What can I expect from my NightLase treatment?

NightLase treatment does not require any anesthetics and involves not cutting or bleeding. In fact, the only sensation patients feel is that of heat where the laser light is used. It is well-tolerated by all of our patients. With at least three sessions spaced a few weeks apart, patients will notice a gradual improvement in their condition as the collagen development tightens and tones these soft tissues at the back of the throat. While the results are not permanent, they are long-lasting and allow patients to breathe easier through the night without the side effect of snoring for their bed partners!

What other options are available for chronic snoring?

Patients who are not interested in this procedure may instead want to ask about oral appliance therapy. This is the use of a special mouthguard to maintain open airways and is sometimes covered by dental insurance. Otherwise, if patients continue to experience consequences from their obstructive sleep apnea, the use of a CPAP machine is often used instead.

Learn more about NightLase for chronic snoring and obstructive sleep apnea

Contact the team at Broadway Family Dentistry today to learn about this and other solutions available at our practice for chronic snoring and OSA. Drs. Stanley Hirst and Bethany Jensen of Minot, ND are here to help provide a more permanent consideration. Call the office at (701) 839-1299.