If you snore, you’re probably not getting a good night of sleep. This puts you in a bad mood the next day and also sets you up for the risk of serious health problems down the road. On top of that, you may have a hard time focusing at work and you may be fighting with your partner because they can’t sleep either. Luckily, there’s something you can do to salvage your relationship and improve the quality of your life.
At Rozenberg Dental NYC in New York City, we offer an innovative snoring treatment called
Fotona’s NightLase® therapy. Our patients across the Upper East Side and beyond tell us they’re sleeping better, don’t fight as much with their partners, and feel more like themselves each day. Learn more about this treatment and decide if it’s a good option for you.
What is NightLase therapy for snoring?
NightLase is a dental laser treatment that reduces snoring by heating and tightening the tissues in your soft palate and throat. The heat causes these tissues to contract, allowing your airway to fully open. Before treatment, these tissues may be enlarged and partially block your airway. As the air tries to move through, snoring occurs. The funny sound you hear when people snore is the vibration of the air passing through the throat.
Does it hurt?
You may feel warmth from the laser, but it shouldn’t be painful. One great thing about this treatment is that it’s noninvasive, meaning there’s no cutting or bleeding. There’s also no downtime. You can resume your normal activities as soon as you leave our office.
How many treatments will I need?
We recommend at least three treatments spread out over six weeks. The results you get after your last treatment should last about a year, and then you’ll need a touch-up to keep your snoring under control.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
If you snore and have tried other methods to stop it, Fotona’s NightLase therapy may be for you. Dr. Lana Rozenberg will take your health history and do a thorough exam before recommending this treatment. She also answers any questions you may have during your consultation.
Because you may have a slight sore throat for a day or two after treatment, it’s important to drink a lot of water to keep your throat moist. Depending on your health history, you may be able to take over-the-counter pain relievers if necessary.
If you’re ready to get your snoring under control, make an appointment at Rozenberg Dental NYC today. Book online or call 212-265-7724.