Are you a frequent snorer? Does your snoring bother your family or roommates? At Altrock Fabb Dental, our dentist in Pacific Beach offers an innovative solution that provides fast, proven results. Solea sleep laser therapy is a state-of-the-art treatment that treats snoring at its source: your mouth. With the Solea laser, snoring symptoms are drastically reduced in just one treatment.
The Root Cause of Snoring
To understand the best way to treat snoring or how Solea laser for snoring works, we first need to know what causes snoring.
Snoring is typically due to the vibration of tissues at the back of your throat and upper airway. When those tissues are slightly enlarged or too relaxed, they partially touch one another. As you breathe in and out, it causes vibration within those tissues. In turn, those vibrations result in audible noises coming from your mouth.
There are several reasons why the soft tissues may vibrate or be hyper relaxed. Some include weight gain, alcohol consumption, medications you’re taking, a small jaw, or other anatomical issues. Nasal congestion and obstructive sleep apnea may also cause a person to mouth breathe.
Solea sleep laser therapy works to treat those soft tissue vibrations by shrinking the loose tissues, eliminating the root cause of your snoring.
About Solea Sleep Laser Therapy
Solea laser for snoring uses FDA-approved soft tissue laser therapy. Most people see noticeable results in just one 5-minute treatment.
Solea is non-invasive, so there are no surgeries to plan for or intense recovery times to work around. It’s extremely gentle and revolutionizes the way people manage their snoring symptoms.
The Solea laser uses gentler laser wavelengths that are specifically designed to treat soft tissues. In this case, the ones at the top of your mouth near the back of your throat (your soft palate) which are responsible for snoring noises. As the laser is applied, it physically triggers a tightening in the collagen fibers inside of your soft tissues. Rather than “laser away” any skin, it tells your tissues to tighten themselves from the inside.
Within about 5 minutes, the skin is tightened so that it’s no longer loose enough to cause excessive vibrations when you sleep. When you breathe through your mouth or feel relaxed, there is essentially no excess skin to vibrate against itself.
Get Relief with Solea Laser for Snoring
The biggest advantages of Solea laser for snoring are no surgery and immediate results. If you’re struggling to get a solid night of sleep or suspect that you have sleep apnea, a non-invasive Solea treatment can ease your frustrations. When you sleep better, you’ll get to enjoy:
- Enhanced energy levels
- Better mood
- Improved memory throughout the day
…all of which impact your private life as well as your professional one. Not to mention that of anyone sharing the room with you!
If you’re a little nervous about what to expect, just know that the Solea laser causes a bit of a warm sensation in the back of your throat. We can use a numbing gel or spray to minimize any sensitivity so that you feel completely comfortable. It’s fairly common to experience some mild irritation (nothing more than a sore throat) for the first day, but an over-the-counter throat spray or Motrin is more than adequate to relieve any tenderness. The results are well worth the slight inconvenience.
Call Our Dentist in Pacific Beach
Altrock Fabb Dental provides preventative and therapeutic treatments that benefit your mouth and entire lifestyle. Solea laser snoring therapy is just one example. If you’re struggling to get a peaceful night of rest, a simple call to our San Diego dental office may be the solution. Learn more about Solea laser snoring treatments by calling today to request a consultation.