Snoring Laser Treatment
Quick and easy treatment to stop snoring
Finally, you can get rapid relief for snoring by stopping it at the source – without appliances, nose strips or other devices/products. Laser Light Therapy with Solea Sleep technology at Hellertown Dental Group only takes about 5 minutes and gently tightens tissue in your soft palate to reduce the vibrations that cause you to snore. It’s a simple non-invasive treatment, so results are immediate, without any recovery time.
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NO DEVICES, NO SURGERY AND NO MORE SNORING
Snoring Laser Treatment, Hellertown PA
What causes snoring?
The primary source of snoring is the vibrations that can occur when air flows past relaxed tissues in the soft palate. About 80% of people who snore are these “palatal” or mouth snorers. The palatal tissues can become even more relaxed with age or weight gain.
Laser therapy for snoring
Ultra-low Solea laser energy is used to tighten and stiffen collagen in the soft palate, reducing vibrations that cause you to snore. This quick, painless, non-surgical treatment provides rapid relief for most people who snore. Solea Sleep also reduces the effects of sleep apnea by decreasing the amplitude of snoring. The majority of patients report not feeling anything during the Solea Sleep procedure, while some report only a slight warm sensation.
Quick, easy, done in a single visit
Because of how fast Solea Sleep laser therapy works, the procedure is virtually painless and can be completed in just minutes. Many patients note that their airway feels more open immediately after treatment. It’s recommended that patients come back every 12-24 months to get a re-treatment, if the effects have worn off. As with any procedure involving the tightening of elastic tissue, results are not permanent as collagen in the tissue naturally relaxes or loosens over time. Solea Sleep can even be done quickly and easily at your regular hygiene visits.
Benefits of Snoring Laser Treatment
- Significantly reduced or eliminated snoring
- Increased daytime energy, better mood
- Improved concentration, memory, learning
- Better quality, deeper sleep
- Eliminates morning sore throats and headaches
- Reduced effects of sleep apnea
- Stops disrupting partner’s sleep
Solea sleep laser compared to nightlase and other alternatives
- Lower Cost and same Proven Results
- Single Appointment – Quick Procedure
- No Post-Treatment Requirements or Discomfort
Other laser treatment options for snoring do exist. One option called Nightlase uses a different type of laser than Solea, with energy being absorbed by the superficial layers of tissue. While treatment sessions take longer with this approach and multiple visits are required, patients report high levels of satisfaction with the procedure. Because of the additional time required, Nightlase typically is up to three times more expensive for patients than Solea Sleep.
In addition to laser light therapy, there are a number of other treatment options available to treat snoring. One common alternative to treat palatal snoring is a mandibular advancement device, sometimes referred to as a snore guard, that is worn during sleep to advance the jaw and open the airway. Treatment with Solea Sleep does not prevent future use of these devices if your snoring were to persist after treatment.
For severe cases, surgical options exist where tissue is removed that is obstructing the airway. These procedures, called a uvulopalatoplasty or uvulopalatopharyngoplasty, have shown mixed clinical outcomes and can result in significant post-operative pain. These treatments would typically be performed by an ENT specialist.
Other approaches that may improve your snoring include cutting down use of alcohol and tobacco, as well as weight loss. Sleeping on your side instead of your back may also help.