Sleep better with snoring treatment from your Petaluma, CA dentist
Are you waking yourself or your partner up at night by snoring? If you suffer from sleep apnea or heavy snoring, now there are options besides using a bulky machine or oxygen mask to help you sleep more peacefully. Located in Petaluma, CA, Dr. Jurina Smida of Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County offers snoring treatment in the form of NightLase or an oral appliance.
Snoring occurs when air cannot move freely through your nose and throat while you sleep. This causes the surrounding tissues to vibrate creating the sound of snoring. Although everyone snores now and then possibly due to colds or environmental issues, chronic snoring may indicate a problem. People who snore regularly may have excess nasal or throat tissue or floppy tissue. Snoring may also be a sign of a health complication such as obstructive sleep apnea, a condition in which patients stop breathing one or more times an hour while sleeping.
At Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County, we proudly offer NightLase as a treatment option for patients who suffer from snoring. NightLase is a non-invasive laser treatment designed to improve the quality of sleep. Benefits of this procedure include the following:
- Safe – Laser procedures are precise therapies that treat only the targeted areas. The laser modalities control the length of laser pulses making NightLase a safe patient treatment.
- Gentle – NightLase is precise and gentle enough to be used on the soft tissues of the mouth.
- Effective – The procedure heats the tissues producing a tightening effect on the excess or floppy nasal or throat tissue making it less prone to vibrations during sleep.
- Better sleep – Effects of sleep apnea are reduced and loud, chronic snoring is decreased giving patients better quality of sleep.
Get a better night’s sleep. Contact Dental Care and Wellness of Sonoma County today to find out if you are a candidate for NightLase. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Jurina Smida today. (707) 781-8550