What Is NightLase Snoring Therapy?

If you aren’t getting good, healthy sleep because of constant snoring or sleep apnea, there is a revolutionary new nonsurgical laser treatment that can help you (and your partner) get the restful sleep you need. At River Park Dental and Esthetics, Dr. Phing Saurer and her team offer the cutting-edge NightLase® Snoring and Apnea therapy by Fotona to dramatically reduce snoring and symptoms of sleep apnea without surgery or invasive procedures. Using powerful yet gentle, focused laser light, NightLase works to safely tighten the tissue inside the mouth, allowing you to breathe easier. This quick and easy procedure with no downtime has helped thousands achieve a better night’s sleep for a rested and healthier morning. If you want to learn more about NightLase snoring therapy in Dublin, OH, contact our team today to schedule a consultation.

What Are The Benefits Of NightLase Snoring Therapy?

NightLase snoring therapy offers several benefits for individuals dealing with snoring and related sleep issues:

  • Noninvasive treatments
  • Reduced snoring
  • Improved airflow
  • Convenient and quick sessions
  • No downtime
  • Nonablative and safe treatments
  • Improved sleep quality

How Does NightLase Snoring Therapy Work?

NightLase by Fotona is an innovative, patient-friendly nonsurgical laser treatment that uses light energy to induce a tightening effect by contracting the collagen in the oral mucosa tissue. Essentially, it tightens the tissue at the back of the throat, creating a more open airway that can reduce snoring and sleep apnea. While this treatment isn’t a cure for snoring and sleep apnea, it can dramatically reduce their symptoms and provide better sleep and overall health.

A NightLase treatment at River Park Dental and Esthetics is a quick, easy, and comfortable outpatient procedure that requires no anesthesia and only takes five 30-60 minute sessions spaced 21 days apart for best results. The laser energy gently warms the targeted tissue causing the collagen to contract and tighten. There is no special aftercare and no post-procedure pain or discomfort, allowing you to go right back to your normal routine afterward. Many patients have experienced up to a 50% reduction in snoring and sleep apnea after just one treatment. These results can last up to a year. NightLase treatments can be especially beneficial to patients who do not tolerate CPAP machines or oral appliances well.

Get The Restful Sleep You Deserve

Don’t let your snoring or sleep apnea affect your health and relationships. If you’re ready to wake up feeling refreshed, energized, and healthy, contact our team at River Park Dental and Esthetics in Dublin, OH to learn more about Fotona’s NightLase snoring and sleep apnea therapy. Let Dr. Phing Saurer create a personalized treatment plan to help you get the regular, healthier sleep you and your significant other deserve.


The consultation fee is $235 which includes a thorough head and neck exam as well as an assessment on whether you would be a good candidate for Nightlase. In addition, a CBCT scan (or 3D scan) of your airway will also be taken. The consultation fee is due at the consultation appointment. If you decide to move forward with treatment, the $235 consultation fee will be applied towards the cost of your treatment.
We personalize each treatment plan to the needs of each patient. The cost of Nightlase depends on the number of sessions that are needed to achieve the desired results. While most patients do well with 5 sessions, some require more sessions to achieve further therapeutic effects. Afterwards, maintenance sessions are every 6-12 months depending on the needs of the patient. We offer flexible financing options through iCreditWorks as well as Care Credit to help make your treatment more affordable.
Even though it is an FDA cleared procedure, most insurance companies do not cover Nightlase as it is a relatively newer procedure. We also do not bill to medical insurance. However, you can submit your claim along with the following codes and descriptions to your medical insurance for reimbursement:

The code for NightLase is 42299 with a description “LASER PROCEDURE TO REDUCE OBSTRUCTIVE TISSUES OF PALATE AND UVULA.” Diagnosis code g47.33

The code for Tongue and NeckLase is 41599 with a description “LASER PROCEDURE TO REDUCE OBSTRUCTIVE TISSUES OF TONGUE AND FLOOR OF MOUTH”

At River Park Dental we believe that cost should not be an obstacle in getting necessary health treatment, which is why we offer financing options to our patients. We offer flexibility financing options through iCreditWorks as well as Care Credit to help make your treatment more affordable. Please ask us for more details if you would like more information.

No, Nightlase is not painful and does not require any anesthesia.
Unlike having surgery, there is no downtime with Nightlase therapy. You can return to your normal routine immediately after treatment.
  • Non-invasive / non-surgical
  • No downtime
  • Fast healing rates
  • Painless
  • May eliminate the need for CPAP masks or oral appliances
  • Reduces snoring
  • Increase sleep quality
Every patient is different but we have found that for many, Nightlase can provide you with restful sleep for up to 6 months to a year.
The time it takes for collagen in the mouth to regenerate and to tighten tissue after being exposed to laser energy is 21 days. To maximize Nightlase therapy, we must slowly build on the collagen regeneration process every 21 days. If sessions are skipped or missed, the collagen will not additively build up. You will start to lose collagen after 21 days which will not maximize the results you desire.
Nightlase is not a cure for sleep apnea. It will, however, open your airway and help reduce symptoms related to sleep apnea. Studies have found that multiple sessions of Nightlase has brought down a patient’s Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) to a healthy range. We still recommend you continue seeing your sleep doctor and checking your AHI to make sure you stay in a healthy range.
Each session lasts from 30 to 60 minutes.
While most patients do well with 5 sessions, some require more sessions to achieve further therapeutic effects. Some factors that may affect the length of treatment is the size of your tongue and the length, width, and laxity of your soft palate.
There are virtually no risks or side effects of having Nightlase Therapy other than possibly experiencing a dry throat for a few hours after treatment.
Every person is unique, however, Nightlase has been shown to be quite effective. Some patients may need more sessions to get the complete therapeutic effect.
Dr Saurer has practiced general dentistry for over 15 years and has practiced laser dentistry for over 10 years. She did an extensive externship with Fotona (the developer’s of Nightlase) in Florida for over a year and has treated countless patients during her training as well as patients in central Ohio.