Snoring is a common sleep disorder that affects millions. For the sufferers of snoring, there is good news. We can put an end to this condition once and for all. Our doctor performs a Somnoplasty for patients in our region who suffer from snoring.
What causes snoring?
Snoring is the physical obstruction of air through the mouth and nose. This causes the sounds of snoring as the walls of the throat vibrate during breathing. There are many causes which include: your physical anatomy, sinus infections, your weight, alcohol consumption and even sleeping on your back.
What is a Somnoplasty?
A Somnoplasty is an FDA approved procedure that uses radiofrequency (RF) energy to reduce the volume of tissue in your soft palate. It shrinks and stiffens the area of your soft palate, and may be used to reduce enlarged turbinates should they be the cause of your snoring. A Somnoplasty can treat habitual snoring as well as nasal blockage caused by a deviated septum, chronic nasal congestion caused by enlarged turbinates, and sleep apnea.
Our doctor performs your simple Somnoplasty procedure in our office with local anesthesia. This is a non-invasive procedure that takes less than 30 minutes, however you may need multiple sessions depending on your severity.