What is Laser Snore Therapy?
Anyone who’s ever had a snoring partner knows that no one ever gets good sleep. Not only does that make everyone grouchy but also it can cause serious health issues for the snorer. After all, chronic or severe snorers can be at an increased risk for obstructive sleep apnea, as well as potentially serious health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. So, if snoring is affecting your quality of life and the quality of your sleep then it’s time to turn to the experts at Gaiamed Dental Spa.
While there are over-the-counter products that might provide some snorers with relief, it doesn’t often work for those with more serious issues. If your snoring is the result of a sleep disorder known as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) then chances are good that you’ve received CPAP therapy to use every night to keep airways open and to prevent snoring and airway obstructions while asleep. Even though this can certainly be a major benefit to those with OSA, we know that not everyone is satisfied or happy with the idea that they will need to use a CPAP machine for the rest of their lives.
In the past, the only other option for treating OSA besides CPAP treatment was surgery to remove both soft tissue and bone from the roof of the mouth. The procedure was quite invasive and not something that patients wanted to undergo. But now there is a simple solution for treating your severe snoring without having to undergo surgery: laser snoring treatment.
Advancements in laser technology continue to grow by leaps and bounds every year, which means that we will continue to see more and more success through laser snoring treatment. During laser treatment, the laser is directed at the back of the patient’s throat, where it will heat up and naturally tight the palatal tissue. How? The laser helps to stimulate the production of collagen within the tissue, which is responsible for skin’s elasticity and firmness. By tightening this tissue, we can reduce and even eliminate snoring in our patients, as it helps keep airways open and reduces the chance of any airway obstructions.
Laser therapy also allows patients to go home immediately after the procedure with absolutely no downtime. This is a major benefit to those who can’t take time off of work or their busy lives. Of course, as with most laser treatments, our specialists will talk to you about how many sessions you will need. While patients will already report a decrease in snoring weeks after their first laser treatment, it’s recommended to have around three or four sessions in order to get the optimal results.
If you are a chronic snorer or have a partner that has issues with snoring, then schedule a consultation with Gaiamed Dental Spa at (847) 977-1655.