Traditional and Laser
Taking into consideration factors such as the cause of snoring,
health condition, age, medical insurance or personal preference, you
and your doctor will decide which of the many snoring solutions is
best for you.
Usually people try different types of remedies to stop snoring,
but some more serious cases may be treated with a surgical
Laser surgery for
snoring is the latest breakthrough in the battle against
this sleep disorder. It is relatively effective, but it is also
expensive. Therefore, physicians will recommend this as a last resort.
Besides laser surgery, many other procedures are performed with
promising results for sufferers of snoring.
Although each procedure may have a different approach and uses a
different tool, they each have the same goal: to widen the airway by
removing excess tissue causing obstruction and vibration.
procedures for combating snoring include:
- UPPP (uvulopalatopharyngoplasty) - a procedure in
which the uvula and part of the soft palate are removed and tissue is
tightened to expand air passages. This procedure is more often
performed for sleep apnea treatment.
- LAUP - a laser assisted uvulopalatoplasty is another
procedure consisting of the removal of excess tissue from the throat.
However, the procedure is done with a laser instead of a scalpel.
- CNS - Cryo Nasal
Sinus procedure is a relatively new approach for the treatment of
snoring, sleep apnea and some other breathing disorders. It
is a process of removing obstructions to sinus drainage.
- The surgical
insertion of struts into the soft palate makes palate tissue stiff
which in turn reduces snoring.
- Snoreplasty - in
this procedure a sclerosing agent is injected into the palate causing a
scar at first, but then decreasing in size. The procedure may also be
performed with a laser or scalpel instead of an injection.
- Somnoplasty or
coblation, also called Radiofrequency Tissue Reduction - RFTR uses
radio waves to shrink the inner tissue of the tongue, soft palate and
- Surgical removal of
the tonsils and/or adenoids.
- Nasal surgery,
usually to fix a deviated septum.
If you elect to try any of these methods you may get very significant
improvement with your problem, but don't expect it to be a complete and
permanent snoring solution.
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