Dr. Harvey Shiffman and his Boynton Laser Dental Center staff have recently been trained to provide Nightlase laser snoring treatment to our patients.
Dr.Shiffman is the first Boynton Beach Dentist and the first in the State of Florida to do so. Dr. Shiffman will subsequently provide training to other dentists throughout the United States.
It is estimated that there are millions of snorers in the U.S. Of these, about 1/3 are affected by sleep apnea .
This makes snoring a national disease.
Why is snoring a problem?
Anyone who has been sleeping next to someone who snores understands the problem of snoring. Snoring affects not only the person who snores,but snoring affects their partner and family members.
Many relationships are destroyed or stressed due to snoring.
What many do not know is that snoring also causes many physical problems.
Snoring can cause:
Cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension
Sleepiness and fatigue during the day
Impotence in men
Due to Fatigue we see that snorers are seven times more likely to be involved in car accidents.
Due to Fatigue we can see that many snorers easily lose patience and become aggressive.
Snorers are overrepresented among people who have heart attacks and strokes.
What can you do to reduce snoring?
Lose weight if you are overweight
Avoid alcohol before bedtime
Avoid eating large meals 2 hours before bedtime
Avoid energy drinks such as Red Bull
Surgical Treatments involving hospitalization, general anesthesia, pain and prolonged healing.
Snoring and pregnancy.
Many women suffer from snoring during pregnancy. The last three months of pregnancy can be challenging. This form of snoring usually disappears by itself and should not be treated.
Laser energy has been used both in pure medical applications and cosmetic treatments for decades. In recent years, a new type of cosmetic, non-surgical application came on the market, namely the tightening of tissue/skin by laser-based heat. this has been available outside the body for such areas as the face, chest and stomach. A couple of years ago experts in the field of Laser Treatment realized that the method could be used even for a tightening of the tissue in the throat and snoring and apnea problems could be addressed.
The patented Nightlase treatment developed on this idea proved to be very effective and absolutely painless. You need two or three treatments, each about 30 minutes and then you can eat,drink,talk and live a completely normal life immediately after the completely painless treatment. This is quite different from the painful surgical procedures with long convalescence times which are the currently offered options along with occlusal splints, oxygen masks or other inconvenient and impractical equipment needed at night.
Call Dr Harvey Shiffman, your Boynton Beach dentist at 561 737 6400 to see if you are a candidate for Nightlase treatment.