NightLase™ Snoring Reduction Therapy
NightLase Snoring Treatment
What is NightLase Snoring Treatment?
|NightLase Treatment is a patent-pending, fast, non-invasive and friendly way of increasing the quality of a patient's sleep. NightLase lessens the effects of sleep apnea and decreases the amplitude of snoring through the use of gentle, superficial Er:YAG laser light. No anesthesia is used in this treatment.|
How does NightLase Treatment Work?
During NightLase treatment laser light heats the tissue, causing tightening of the tissue which leads to an attenuation of the sound of the patients snoring and a lessening of the effects of sleep apnea. The procedure is performed in two simple steps:
Step 1: PRECONDITIONING The laser light preheats the tissue.
Step 2: TISSUE STRENGTHENING Laser light strengthens the tissue.
A full course of NightLase treatment is comprised of three separate treatment sessions over a six week period. The final result of the treatment has been shown to last up to eighteen months. When the patients or their loved ones notice the effects erroding, another round of treatment can be performed.
Why are Fotona laser systems perfect for NightLase Treatment?
|Fotona systems, like the LightWalker, enable a strong yet gentle Er:YAG modality which optimizes the length of every pulse. This mode allows for the superficial penetration of heat into tissue, without damage or adverse effects. It is gentle enough to be used on the sensitive tissue inside the mouth, but strong enough to provide clinically efficacious heating.NightLase Treatment parameters can be preprogrammed into the LightWalker, making treatments easy to perform.|
Simple and virtually painless
NightLase is easy for any dentist to perform and has an extremely high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase reduces and attenuates snoring and provides an effective, non-invasive way to lessen the effects of sleep apnea.
NightLase requires no device to be worn during sleep, involves no chemical treatment, and no anesthesia. It is a gentle and easy way for the patient and their loved ones to regain a good night's rest.
Getting Started with NightLase
Training in the NightLase Anti-Apnea Techniques is offered stand-alone, or as part of the many training workshops provided by National Dental Inc. in Canada and the Laser and Health Academy (www.laserandhealth.com ) in partnership with Fotona.
Hands-on sessions under the guidance of National Dental Clinical Director, Dr. Scott Benjamin, in all aspects of laser treatment and implementation will provide you with confidence and understanding that will translate directly into efficacious treatments and satisfied patients.