Advanced sleep apnea treatment can help significantly reduce snoring and improve breathing so you can sleep more soundly through the night. At our Carrollton, TX, office, Dr. Anthony Dillard uses safe, non-invasive NightLase™® therapy to effectively address this condition. This innovative laser system offers more efficient, precise, and gentler treatment than other sleep apnea procedures and can provide you with immediate relief. Dr. Dillard has extensive experience administering laser therapy and can customize your treatment to meet your unique needs.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that is characterized by disrupted breathing patterns. There are two main types of sleep apnea: obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and central sleep apnea (CSA). When a patient suffers from OSA, the throat muscles relax, blocking the airway. When patients have CSA, on the other hand, their brain fails to signal the muscles that control breathing. During your appointment, Dr. Dillard can evaluate your condition to determine its source, and then plan the best course of treatment. While Dr. Dillard can effectively treat OSA with NightLase™ therapy, CSA requires the attention of a specialist.
Why You Should Seek Treatment
Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our health, overall wellbeing, and quality of life. Those who suffer from sleep apnea do not experience the regular, deep sleep our bodies need. This condition can lead to a number of complications, including:
- Daytime fatigue
- Heart failure
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Liver problems
In order to protect you from long-term health complications, Dr. Dillard provides effective sleep apnea therapy without the need for large or bulky devices or chemical treatment.
During treatment, Dr. Dillard can carefully apply the NightLase™ laser to your palette, improving your ability to sleep soundly.
Benefits of NightLase™ Treatment
Dr. Dillard provides sleep apnea and snoring treatment using NightLase™, an innovative laser treatment that reduces the effects of OSA. NightLase™ is a powerful tool that works by gently heating and tightening the palette to open the airway.
This innovative laser system offers more efficient, precise, and gentler treatment than other sleep apnea procedures and can provide you with immediate relief.
After receiving laser therapy, 85 percent of patients saw a dramatic reduction in their symptoms. Patients typically only need three 20-minute sessions to experience these results. In addition, patients can generally enjoy improved sleep for up to one year. To maintain its effects, laser therapy can be repeated as desired.
Other Uses for Laser Dentistry
At our practice, we can perform a variety of treatments using the our advanced laser system. We may use this laser system to perform shot-free cavity preparation, which is ideal for kids, teenagers, and phobic adults as it eliminates the need for an injection. The laser also acts to disinfect the tooth where the cavity was and the tooth responds better post operatively as a laser is much gentler to tooth structure compared to a normal drill. We also perform PIPS laser root canal therapy for increased precision. At our practice, we consider NightLase™ an asset to exceptional care, and we are confident that you will experience more comfort and reliability during your treatment. Schedule your free consult to learn more about our laser dentistry.
Achieve a Better Sleep
While most insurances do not currently cover the NightLase™ procedure, we do accept financing through CareCredit® for your convenience. This procedure is much cheaper and less invasive than traditional sleep apnea and snoring treatments. Dr. Dillard has years of experience providing personalized care for those suffering from OSA. Contact us to discover our current specials on this incredible procedure!