Both adults and children can experience sleep apnea. Fortunately, Children’s Dental Specialties offers a safe, non-invasive treatment for all ages. It is called NightLase®, an advanced, patented treatment for both snoring and sleep apnea. It’s safe, painless, and doesn’t require anesthesia. The result? Better quality sleep.
If air cannot move freely through the nose and throat while you sleep, snoring can occur. Because the airway has become more narrow, the tissues in the throat will vibrate, making noises. If the airway becomes blocked either partially or completely, “obstructive sleep apnea” (OSA) can occur, which can temporarily stop someone from breathing.
Certain factors may increase the risk of sleep apnea, including genetics, weight, sleep posture, medications, and nasal or sinus issues. For adults, alcohol and smoking are often contributing factors.
Snoring and sleep apnea can both disrupt sleep as well as reduce the oxygen that reaches the brain. This can negatively impact health as well as quality of life. Fatigue, irritability, headaches, and behavioral issues can all result from snoring and sleep apnea. If your child is having trouble paying attention in class, sleep apnea could be a factor. In serious cases, for adults, snoring and sleep apnea may contribute to an increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
NightLase® leverages a safe, pain-free Er:YAG laser light that gently heats and tightens the tissues in the throat/airway. This helps the airway to remain open during sleep. No anesthesia is required. NightLase® is extremely effective in reducing the severity of obstructive sleep apnea and loud, abrasive snoring.
NightLase® requires just three to four quick treatments over 2 months. After the comfortable procedure, daily activities can be immediately resumed. Symptoms are often dramatically improved even after the first session!
Yes, NightLase® has been shown to be safe and effective for snoring and sleep apnea treatment in multiple research studies. It does not require special arrangements or procedures, either before or after the treatment.
No, NightLase® does not hurt. It doesn’t require any anesthesia!
Yes, NightLase® has been clinically proven via comprehensive scientific research to lessen snoring and reduce obstructive sleep apnea.
If your child has been snoring excessively or showing signs of obstructive sleep apnea, bring them in for an evaluation at Children’s Dental Specialties. Our knowledgeable pediatric team can expertly assess your child’s case and determine whether NightLase® can help. The sooner you bring your child in, the better, as not getting enough quality sleep can have short and long-term negative effects on your child’s physical and mental health. Call us at (508) 466-6547 to schedule an appointment.
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