Snoring is a common problem for most people and is usually a harmless condition but it can be a sign of serious health problems. Snoring may be caused by a loose or flimsy palate that vibrates during your sleep. For patients that want to treat their snoring issues, the injection snoreplasty procedure can help to lessen and ultimately decrease snoring.
What is Injection Snoreplasty?
Injection snoreplasty is a minimally invasive treatment for snoring that injects a hardening agent called sodium tetradecyl sulfate into the upper palate. When injected, the hardening agent helps to reduce the volume and frequency of snoring. As a result, the hardening agent creates a blister just in front of the uvula or the upper palate. When the blister hardens a few days later, it pulls the uvula forward to open up the airway and reduce snoring vibrations. Injection snoreplasty may be repeated if desired results are not reached with the first injection.
Am i a candidate for Snoring Treatment?
Generally speaking, injection snoreplasty is an option for patients whose snoring comes from vibrations in the upper palate. However, Dr. Cilento does not typically use this procedure to treat sleep apnea. Patients should speak with Dr. Cilento to see if injection snoreplasty is the right procedure for them.
Does injection snoreplasty hurt?
Patients reported minimal discomfort after the procedure, which normally subsides within a few days.
Cost of Injection snoreplasty
This procedure is a cost-effective option for patients who want a minimally invasive treatment for snoring.