Periodontist North Austin

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With the Fotona laser, we are able to assist patients who suffer from sleep apnea symptoms with a procedure called NightLase®. NightLase® is a minimally invasive treatment that reduces the effects of sleep apnea and causes less snoring without the need for surgery inside the mouth. In order to open the airways, the Fotona laser gently heats up the collagen within the soft tissues of the mouth. These tissues are known to collapse and block the airways. Through the use of NightLase®, the collagen in the mouth is tightened, resulting in the expansion of the airway. As a result, more air can flow freely and snoring is reduced. The majority of patients experience positive effects and better sleep the same day they undergo NightLase® treatment. If NightLase® is combined with another form of sleep apnea treatment, such as CPAP or an oral appliance, it can be most effective in providing a healthy, restful night’s sleep.