Introducing Nightlase

At the office of Dr. Scott Young, we are always looking for innovations that provide our patients with better results and help them solve problems for which there was no good solution in the past. Nightlase is one of these innovations, and we’re proud to announce that Dr. Leah Zils is now offering these treatments to our patients.

What Is Nightlase?

Nightlase is a nonsurgical intervention for snoring. It’s a number of short treatment sessions that are performed, and when they’re done, you will have reduced or eliminated your snoring. You won’t have to wear CPAP–your snoring will be cured, or, at least, reduced.

Snoring is caused by tissues in your nose, mouth, or throat that partly close off your airway, causing turbulence. This turbulence vibrates the loose tissues, which creates the sound you hear.

Nightlase works by tightening these tissues so they don’t block your airway and don’t vibrate. The principle is the same as for Smoothlase: a laser creates tiny healing wells in the tissue of your soft palate, the uvula, and the tonsils. When the body heals these wells, it creates significant amounts of collagen and other structural proteins. These firm up the palate, uvula, and tonsils. That way, they cause less blockage and vibrate less, too. So you are less likely to snore, and if you do, it’ll be quieter.

Nightlase treatments take about half an hour to do. It may require three treatments for you to get desired results.

Because Nightlase works differently from CPAP or oral appliances, it can be an alternative or you can add it on if you want to improve your results. It is compatible with these other snoring or sleep apnea treatments.

Learn What’s New

If you are looking for solutions to problems like snoring or undiagnosed sleep apnea, we can help. To learn whether these or other treatments are right for you, please call 832-610-3123 today for an appointment at the office of Dr. Scott Young, Purveyor of Fine Dentistry in The Woodlands.

Author
Dr. Scott Young, DDS

You Might Also Enjoy...

2 Types of Tooth Stains

Nobody wants a discolored smile, but did you know that some tooth stains are easier to fix than others? Here’s what you need to know about the two types of tooth stains and which teeth whitening treatment will work best for you.

Treatment for Your Gingivitis

Unlike the more advanced stages of gum disease, gingivitis is reversible when treated early. Read on to learn more about the signs and symptoms of gingivitis and what you can do to protect yourself.

Reasons You Might Need Dental Implants

Dental implants are more than a cosmetic solution to tooth loss. They also improve and protect your oral and overall health. Here’s what you need to know about implants and whether they’re right for you.

Causes of Sleep Apnea

Sleep can do more than prevent you from getting a good night’s sleep; it can also increase your risk of serious health complications. Here’s what you need to know about the causes of sleep apnea.

I'm Embarrassed to Smile: Can You Help?

Whether you want whiter teeth or need a full smile makeover, there are many options available to fix your smile and improve your oral health. Here’s a list of some of the many general and cosmetic dentistry options.