The vibrations that might occur when air travels past relaxed tissues in the soft palate are the primary cause of snoring. With age or weight increase, these tissues can become even more relaxed. Solea Sleep Laser Therapy is a laser snoring treatment that does not require anesthesia or surgery, has no downtime, and causes minimal discomfort. It works by tightening and stiffening collagen in the soft palate with an ultra-low energy laser, reducing the vibrations that cause snoring. Visit Hall Dental for the best possible care tailored to your unique needs.
Causes of Snoring
When airflow through the nose and throat is partially blocked or obstructed, it can lead to snoring. This obstruction can be caused by various factors, such as nasal congestion, deviated nasal septum, enlarged tonsils or adenoids, or the tongue's position during sleep.
Relaxation of Muscles
During sleep, the muscles in the throat and airway naturally relax. However, in some individuals, this relaxation can be excessive, causing the airway to narrow and increase the likelihood of snoring.
The excess soft tissue in the throat or enlarged structures, such as the uvula or tonsils, can contribute to snoring. These structures can partially block the airway and create turbulent airflow, resulting in snoring sounds.
Obesity or Weight Gain
Excess weight, particularly around the neck and throat area, can put additional pressure on the airway, leading to narrowing and increased snoring.
Sleeping on your back can cause the tongue and soft tissues in the throat to collapse more efficiently, leading to snoring. Sleeping on your side may help reduce snoring.
How Can the Solea Dental Laser Contribute to Snoring Relief?
Soft Palate Treatment
Snoring is often caused by the vibration of soft tissues in the throat, including the soft palate. The Solea dental laser can treat the soft palate by targeting specific areas with laser energy. The laser energy disrupts the collagen fibers in the soft palate tissue layers, causing them to contract and tighten. This increased tissue stiffness can help minimize the vibrations that lead to snoring.
Minimally Invasive Procedure
Using the Solea dental laser for snoring relief is a minimally invasive procedure. The laser treatment is performed in the dental office, usually as an outpatient procedure. It involves precisely applying laser energy to the soft palate without incisions or sutures. This minimizes discomfort and promotes faster healing compared to traditional surgical approaches.
Each patient's snoring pattern and underlying causes can vary. The Solea dental laser allows for precise customization of the treatment. The dentist can tailor the laser energy application to target specific areas of the soft palate that contribute to snoring, resulting in a more individualized approach.
Since the Solea dental laser procedure is minimally invasive, it typically involves minimal downtime. Patients can often resume their normal activities shortly after the treatment. However, it's important to follow post-procedure care instructions provided by your dentist to ensure proper healing.
To improve your sleep health, visit Hall Dental at 1180 Resurgence Dr Ste 300, Watkinsville, GA 30677, or call (706) 549-8737 to schedule a consultation.