A CBS Los Angeles news report discusses a California dentist who is using NightLase, which is a laser procedure designed to treat sleep apnea.

Dentist Dat Nguyen says he’s the first Southern California dentist to be trained to use it.

The laser treatment claims to tighten the bulky tissue at the roof of the mouth and near the tonsils that flaps around and causes constriction of the air passage.

Nguyen says he believes in NightLase because he’s tried it on his family, which has a pattern of sleep apnea.

He first performed the procedure on his mother, who has severe sleep apnea, and on his 11-year-old son.

View the full story at www.losangeles.cbslocal.com