Are you frustrated by an inability to stop snoring and get a good night’s rest? If so, Kathy Soleimani, DDS, of Dental Aesthetics and Wellness Center in Aliso Viejo, California, is here to help. Snore treatments like NightLaseⓇ can help you and your sleep partner get the rest you need for optimal health and wellness. When you’re ready to learn more, call the office to schedule a personalized visit.
Snoring occurs when the tissues in your throat relax during sleep. This narrows your airway, causing your body to work harder to move air in and out of your lungs. Those changes create vibration in your tissues, which makes the noises you (and your sleep partner) recognize as snoring.
Several other factors can contribute to snoring, including:
In some cases, a person can snore without knowing it. Some of the signs you might be snoring at night include difficulty concentrating, daytime sleepiness, increased aggression, and being quick to anger or frustration.
Dental Aesthetics and Wellness Center takes pride in using the most advanced treatments available, including the Fotona LightWalker® laser system.
While snoring can certainly be inconvenient and disruptive, there are treatments that can help you get the rest you need to thrive. Dr. Soleimani offers an innovative treatment called NightLaseⓇ that works by altering the shape of your airways. This is also sometimes referred to as SnoreLase MD.
This solution requires no drug therapies and is non-invasive. There’s no need for anesthesia, and no recovery time after your treatments.
NightLase uses laser technology to improve your nighttime breathing. Concentrated beams of light in dual wavelengths deliver “cold” ablation, meaning your tissues are altered without the heat associated with many types of laser therapy.
Treatments work by strengthening your collagen in your soft palate. This lifts and tightens the area, creating more room for air to flow.
During your sessions, Dr. Soleimani uses a special handpiece to treat only the precise tissues needed to improve your airflow. Each session takes around 20 minutes to complete. There is no pain, and most people only experience a slight warming sensation during sessions.
Once your treatments are complete you can return to your normal daily routine. You might notice mild soreness in the throat for a day or two, but any discomfort can be resolved with over-the-counter pain medications.
It usually takes several sessions of NightLase to achieve the full effects. That said, many people report improvements after their initial session.
Your treatments are spaced out over a six-week timeline. This allows your body to adjust to treatments. You can expect your results to last as long as a year, and if your snoring returns, you can come in for subsequent treatments as needed.
If you’d like more information about snoring treatment, call Dental Aesthetics and Wellness Center to set up a consultation. Online booking is possible, or you are always welcome to call the office to check appointment availability.