NightLase Procedure gives Petaluma patients a pain-free, device-free treatment alternative for snoring and sleep apnea
Patients in and around Petaluma who may be interested in an effective solution to reduce the negative effects of snoring are encouraged to contact Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County. Dr. Jurina Smida is now offering the innovative NightLase Procedure to reduce or eliminate snoring with nearly noninvasive laser light treatments. The pain-free series of appointments are performed in the dental office without the need for anesthesia.
This technique has been used very safely and successfully in Europe for a number of years, and has recently been approved for treating patients in the United States. The NightLase Laser works with heat to tighten tissues and open airways to make breathing easier. A series of three treatments over a period of six weeks is the plan for complete treatment. Treated patients can experience a reduction in the volume and frequency of snoring by 50 to 70 percent. Effects of the treatment give the patient relief normally for at least a year, sometimes lasting over two years. As symptoms reappear or begin to become bothersome again, the procedure may be repeated.
A large percentage of Americans who experience snoring are believed to suffer from sleep apnea. This condition can be troublesome to relationships and have a negative impact on the health of the patient. Many people remain untreated in an attempt to avoid the awkward devices that have normally been prescribed for this condition. Patients now have an alternative, as the NightLase treatment has been proven very effective to treat sleep apnea, as well as to reduce snoring. Once the series of appointments is completed, patients have no need to bother with a cumbersome CPAP machine or oral appliance.
If you believe that you could benefit from an easy and effective treatment to reduce snoring and improve your quality of the sleep, we encourage you to contact us for more information. We will be happy to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Smida to determine if the NightLase snoring and apnea treatment is right for you. To get started on the path to a more restful night’s sleep, call our office at (707) 781-8550.