Modern sleep dentistry solutions with laser treatment
Advanced laser treatment is emerging as a sleep dentistry solution for patients who suffer from sleep apnoea and snoring.
While snoring may be a source of aggravation for the snorer (and their partner), there are more serious health implications to consider if you have snoring problem. Snoring is often a symptom of sleep apnoea, a condition where breathing stops and starts during sleep. Obstructive sleep apnoea occurs when throat muscles relax and the breathing airway is restricted. Potentially life threatening, some signs that sleep apnoea may be present include:
If you are concerned about snoring, we will undertake a thorough assessment before prescribing any treatment. Although oral devices are frequently used to help treat and manage sleep apnoea, Figtree Family Dental is leading the change in dental snoring solutions, by offering patients laser treatment for snoring. Understanding that each patient has specific needs, we would provide options that allow you to make an informed and empowered decision about what is right for you.
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Dr Nitin has sourced the most advanced sleep dentistry solutions using laser technology to help patients address their snoring problem. Relatively new in treatment, laser for sleep apnoea is used to treat snoring and mild cases of obstructive sleep apnoea. Treatment is non-invasive and patient-friendly too, with mild discomfort experienced for about a week following the procedure.
NightLase, the sleep dentistry laser treatment for snoring used at Figtree Family Dental, has been shown to reduce the effects of sleep apnoea and improve sleep patterns. Treatment can also help decrease the volume of snoring.
The laser is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to be effective in treatment. The bonus? NightLase treatment does not require patients to wear a device during sleep, nor does it involve chemical treatment. It’s a gentle and easy way for your patients to regain a good night’s rest and improve their health.
A sleep dentistry treatment plan using Nightlase will be developed specifically for you, based on your individual needs. The good news is NightLase is a non-surgical treatment option for addressing sleep apnoea and snoring.
For the best results, it is likely your treatment will commence with a full course of three separate NightLase sessions over a six week period as a minimum. You can expect the results to last for up to a year and treatment can be performed again. We will advise you regarding the most ideal course of treatment.
If laser is not considered a suitable treatment for you, we may recommend an oral device to treat your sleep apnoea.
Referred to as Continuous Open Airway Therapy® (COAT), the SomnoMed oral appliance is used to treat mild to moderate sleep apnoea and snoring. We will determine whether an oral device is a preferred sleep dentistry solution once a full assessment of your condition has been completed. Our approach is based on providing options and empowering you to make an informed decision you are confident with.