Laser Dentistry Annapolis, MD

Periodontal Disease & Sleep Apnea Treatment Using NightLase®.

Laser dentistry has revolutionized the way we approach periodontal disease by offering minimally invasive (less invasive with minimal to no pain) and highly effective treatment options. Our state-of-the-art lasers enable us to precisely target and remove infected tissue, promoting faster healing and reduced discomfort for our patients. Additionally, we utilize laser therapy as a part of our comprehensive approach to addressing sleep apnea. By carefully contouring and reshaping soft tissues in the oral cavity, we can often alleviate airway obstructions, improving breathing patterns and potentially reducing the severity of sleep apnea symptoms. Discover the future of dentistry at West Annapolis Family Dentistry, where we use laser technology to provide you with exceptional care and life-changing results.

Laser Dentistry

Laser Treatment for Periodontal Disease

Conventional methods for treating periodontal disease involve cutting with a blade, scaling and root planning, and suturing. These may result in longer healing time and pain after the surgery. With the use of advanced laser methods, we provide a more effective and minimally- invasive treatment.

The recovery time after laser periodontal treatment is quicker than conventional methods. There is less post-surgery pain and a reduced chance of gum disease returning.

Periodontal disease is the most common form of gum disease. It is caused by bacteria that reside in the oral cavity. As plaque and tartar form over time, you could develop gingivitis and notice swollen gums that bleed when you brush. This inflammation may eventually extend to the bone under the gums, resulting in periodontal disease. If left untreated, it can cause tooth loss.

Did you know?

Periodontal disease affects more than 75% of the population.

Most people are unaware they are showing the first signs of periodontal disease and visit their dentist only when the disease is already advanced. This condition can be linked to health problems such as cardiac and respiratory disease, low birth weight in newborn babies, heart attack, stroke, and osteoporosis.

How does it work?

How does it work?

Laser Treatment for Sleep Apnea

Laser therapy for sleep apnea is a cutting-age mode of technology. It is a non-invasive, painless, and effective way of reducing snoring. Snoring occurs when air is not able to move freely through your nose and mouth during sleep. This is due to a narrowing of your airway which causes the tissue to vibrate and make an audible sound.

Snoring can heavily impact the life of a snorer and his/her sleep partner. Sleep deprivation as a result of snoring has a negative impact on health and quality of life. Snorers often experience tiredness, morning headaches, irritability, dry mouth, and relationship difficulties.

Many patients are non-compliant with traditional modes of treating snoring and sleep apnea. The use of Laser technology can greatly help those patients. Laser energy is used to gently heat the tissues of the airway, causing a tightening effect that helps to keep your airway open. This treatment requires no anesthesia. It is quick and comfortable, allowing you to resume your daily routine immediately afterward.

Before & After Laser Sleep Apnea Treatment