Among the many significant advances in modern dentistry has been the development of dental laser technology. Today, dental lasers are being increasingly used to treat tooth decay, periodontal disease, perform biopsies or for the removal of oral lesions, to cure restorative (filling) materials, as well to activate in-office teeth whitening systems.
Dental lasers combine laser energy with water and air to safely cut and shape targeted areas of soft or hard tissues in the mouth. Laser energy precisely cuts through tooth structure by exciting the water molecules in the tooth. It operates without direct contact to the tooth and without heat, vibration, or pressure thereby minimizing the discomfort of the procedure and the need for dental anesthesia. In addition, dental lasers can reduce anxiety for patients fearful of dental work, minimize post-operative bleeding and swelling, and preserve healthy tooth structure during the removal of decay.
At the office of Bethany Brenner, DMD, we use the most advanced technology to provide treatment that’s quicker and more comfortable than ever before, while achieving outstanding outcomes of care. By using the Fotona LightWalker Laser, we can provide gentle care with the ultimate precision.
As one of the most advanced dental laser systems available today, the Fotona LightWalker Laser operates noiselessly, without direct contact to the tooth or surrounding tissues, and does not create the uncomfortable heat, vibration, or pressure associated with other methods of care. With applications in a wide range of soft and hard tissue procedures, the Fotona LightWalker Laser combines light energy with water and air to safely and accurately treat the targeted areas.
Whether it’s the removal of tooth decay or the treatment of gum disease, dental care can be provided more quickly and comfortably, reducing the need for injections and dental anesthesia. And, while pain-free dental work is just one of the many benefits offered by the Fotona LightWalker Laser, it also minimizes bleeding and speeds the recovery and healing times following surgical procedures.
With the Fotona LightWalker Laser, patients of all ages can enjoy a more comfortable and stress-free dental experience!
Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treatment With Fotona NightLase® Therapy
A full night’s sleep is essential to your overall health. When you feel well-rested, you feel good and can function at your best. According to statistics, approximately 25 million adults in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and more than three times that number snore.
What Is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious and potentially life-threatening disorder involving repeated pauses in breathing while asleep. The most common form of this condition is obstructive sleep apnea. It occurs when an obstructed airway interferes with the flow of oxygen through the nose or mouth during sleep. In someone afflicted with obstructive sleep apnea, the muscles of the throat and mouth relax during sleep to the point where they fall back into the upper airway and create a blockage that restricts breathing.
What Are Some of The Signs & Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Sleeptime signs and symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea may include loud snoring, episodic gaps in breathing, abrupt awakenings, periodic gasping for air, along with a restless night’s sleep. In addition to these symptoms, individuals with sleep apnea typically exhibit problems during the day, as well. Sleep apnea may produce morning headaches, excessive daytime sleepiness, difficulty concentrating, and irritability. Furthermore, sleep-disordered breathing is linked to other medical conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular and heart issues, gastric reflux, and depression.
Fotona NightLase® Therapy
At our office, we provide leading-edge solutions to treat sleep apnea so that you can enjoy a safe and uninterrupted night’s sleep. With Fotona NightLase® treatment, we apply gentle, precise laser pulses to the soft tissues at the back of the mouth. This procedure tightens tissues at the entrance of the airway to help reduce the effects of sleep apnea and decrease snoring. As a non-invasive and completely safe method of care, NightLase treatment enables you to get the restful and restorative sleep you require without the use of an oral appliance. The typical course of care involves three separate treatment sessions over six weeks. Treatment with NightLase has a very high success rate, and the results can last up to a year.
At the office of Bethany Brenner, DMD, we offer the most advanced systems of care to protect your overall health and well-being.