Are you one of 90 million Americans that suffer from snoring? It’s a common ailment that can have serious consequences—and not just for anyone sharing a room with you! Almost everyone snores at least some of the time, but for some, snoring becomes a serious problem that needs treatment.
People who chronically snore experience lower quality sleep, as well as higher risk for the following:
- Heart attack.
- Cardiovascular problems.
The longer you experience frequent, chronic snoring, the more health problems can arise.
We know that chronic snoring has serious health risks, but what can you do about it? Luckily several snoring treatment options exist, including a laser treatment for snoring that we are proud to offer here at Ritchie Dental Group.
What Causes Snoring?
When air flows past the relaxed tissues in your throat, those soft tissues can vibrate, resulting in the sound we know as snoring. If the soft tissues in your throat are too relaxed, you get snoring.
Many factors contribute to chronic snoring, including:
- Family history. If members of your family experience chronic snoring you are more likely to experience it as well.
- Being overweight. If you are overweight, you may have some extra soft tissue in the back of your throat.
- General nasal problems. Experiencing other problems with your soft tissues and nasal cavities, can make it more likely you will snore.
- A narrow airway.If you’re born with a naturally low, soft palate, you’re more likely to experience frequent snoring.
- Alcohol consumption. Frequent drinking, especially before bed, can relax the tissues of your throat.
How Does Laser Treatment for Snoring Work?
When the soft tissues in your throat become weak or loose, you snore. Laser treatment for snoring works by using dental lasers to tighten those soft tissues at the back of your throat.
Tightened soft tissues improve airway volume and therefore reduce snoring.
Is it Painful to Get a Laser Treatment for Snoring?
As a whole, dental lasers are a minimally painful treatment option. Even when used to treat soft tissues, like in a laser treatment for snoring, patients experience little to no pain even without any form of anesthesia.
After your snoring treatment is completed, patients are immediately about to continue all normal activities such as talking, eating or drinking. It is a fast and pain-free snoring solution.
Do Laser Treatments for Snoring Work?
Laser treatments for snoring offer almost immediate relief from snoring for up to two years! If your snoring is causing a decrease in your quality of life, talk to our team about getting a laser treatment for snoring today.
Laser treatments for snoring are very effective at managing the symptoms of snoring. If you are experiencing chronic snoring, continue to communicate with your general practitioner doctor to identify the source of the problem.
Our laser treatments for snoring are amazing for painless, quick, effective symptom relief for snoring sufferers. In addition to seeking treatment with us, we suggest you also meet with your regular doctor to treat the underlying cause of your snoring.
Why Should I Get Snoring Treatment?
Snoring treatment can make a bigger difference to your quality of life than you might expect! You (and anyone you share a room or a bed with) will be able to sleep more easily and comfortably, which can have a significant positive impact on your physical and mental health.
Reducing or eliminating your snoring also has the potential to help with sleep apnea, a sleep disorder that makes patients abruptly stop and start breathing while they’re asleep. While snoring treatment is not a replacement for sleep apnea treatment, reducing your snoring can also reduce some of the detrimental side effects of sleep apnea.
Let Us Help You Stop Snoring Here at Ritchie Dental Group
Our compassionate and trained staff at Ritchie Dental Group is available to answer any further questions you have when it comes to your oral health, snoring and especially dental lasers. Call us today to get more information and set an appointment!