NIGHTLASE SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT
NIGHTLASE SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA TREATMENT*
*laser-assisted snoring and sleep apnea treatment
Benefits of Nightlase:
Increases the quality of your sleep
Lessen the effects of snoring and sleep apnea
What is Nightlase?
NightLase is a fast, non-invasive and safe way for sufferers of snoring and sleep apnea to increase the quality of sleep. It has an extremely high success rate in producing a positive change in sleep patterns. Research has shown that NightLase reduces 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. If you suffer from snoring or sleep apnea, NightLase offers a gentle and easy way for you and your loved ones to regain a good night’s rest.
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT)
Periodontal disease affects approximately 80% of adults and is a growing epidemic in our society. Many people have this disease without ever being detected until it is too late. We now know that periodontal disease is a bacterial infection around your teeth. These same bacteria can travel throughout the bloodstream and cause heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and premature labor in addition to loose teeth. More teeth are lost from periodontal disease than cavities. Most patients with dentures today have lost their teeth from periodontal disease. There is no cure for periodontal disease and it can be passed from person to person by saliva.
Laser Assisted Periodontal Therapy (LAPT) is the most cutting edge treatment for periodontal disease. It combines our traditional deep cleaning appointments with the benefits of the laser. All of our hygienists are advanced laser certified to use the soft tissue diode laser. We were so convinced that we have a soft tissue laser in every room! The hygienists first take readings of your gum tissue and we make a diagnosis of healthy or periodontal disease. We always access the bone levels and the amount of radiographic calculus. If LAPT is recommended, either a very effective liquid anesthetic is used or traditional anesthetic (most of our hygienists are certified to give local anesthetic). Each patient is given a treatment specific only to them which is usually 4-6 appointments for a moderate to advanced case of periodontal disease. The laser is precise and only removes disease tissue and decontaminates the tissue from billions of bacteria to almost nothing. The traditional cavitron and hand instruments are used to remove the calculus. In each appointment the worst teeth are worked on the most but the entire mouth is cleaned in every appointment. Insurance helps out at about 60 to 80%. You may be given a rinse or prescribed antibiotics during or after your therapy.
The gingivectomy procedure itself typically requires just local anesthesia to numb your gums. Traditionally, a scalpel is used to remove gum tissue, but Dr. Oh can use do laser gingivectomy for less invasive treatment, minimized bleeding and faster healing time
Cavity Removal Without Numbing
How does biomodulation (LLLT) work? Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) involves the application of low-power laser light to injuries and lesions. It is used to promote wound healing in cases of healing defects by inducing an increase in mitotic activity and the number of fibroblasts, as well as collagen synthesis, neovascularization and a decreased level of pain. Laser light is absorbed into the mitochondria and cell membranes of the target cells, leading to an increased level of molecular kinetic energy.