For generations, people have preached the value of a “good night’s sleep,” and it would appear that they knew something science is just starting to learn. People suffering from the medical condition known as sleep apnea often experience daytime tiredness, poor focus and memory issues, and weight gain. Even worse, the condition causes long-term oxygen deprivation, and contributes to onset or worsening of various severe ailments like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Thankfully, at Sound Sleep Arkansas by Benton Family Dentistry in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Dr. Kyle Benton is an expert at treating various types of sleep apnea and can help you achieve a better night’s sleep.
Using DEKA Dental Lasers, medical professionals can provide safe, non-invasive solutions to treat various conditions. For sleep apnea, the QuietNite laser is tailored to the patient’s needs and can be completed in a 10-minute session.
The use of this laser stimulates production of new collagen, resulting in a tightening of the relaxed tissues in the soft palate, mouth, and throat. The result is less soft tissue obstruction resulting in reduction or elimination of snoring.
This process is quick and painless, with the effects being noticeable within five days. Because the laser is well tolerated, there is no need for anesthetic or other associated side effects. Depending on the patient, Dr. Benton may advise two to three sessions over the course of 30 to 60 days.
This conservative approach allows for safe and effective treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, which can positively affect other existing medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.. Lasers are fast becoming the workhorse of the medical world, offering a gentle, precise, and efficient alternative to traditional surgical techniques.
Lasers can also be used to treat other oral conditions such as gum disease, cold sores, canker sores, and ulcers in the mouth. Lasers can also be used in dental procedures such as:
bone surgery, biopsies for oral cancer conditions, root canals, eliminating tongue and lip “ties”, removal of tumors and cysts, and providing cosmetic procedures like teeth whitening and the reshaping and recontouring of gums.
With its precision and comfort, the dental laser revolutionizes how dentists practice.
To find out how you can achieve long-lasting relief from sleep apnea using laser therapy, call Sound Sleep Arkansas by Benton Family Dentistry today at (501) 623-6132 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Benton.