Snoring is the sound of the tissue near the top of the throat trembling due to partial airway obstruction. If you are a person who experiences chronic snoring, you may be a candidate for the Pillar Procedure.
Possible Causes of Snoring:
Large tonsils, nasal obstruction, large or obstructive tongue, tight anatomy at the back of the throat, sleeping on the back, use of sleeping pills, alcohol consumption.
Symptoms of Snoring:
Complaining bed partner.
Dr. Davis performs this approximately 20 minute procedure in the office under local anesthesia. He places small stiffeners into the soft palate which is located at the back of the throat. You may drive yourself home. We provide you with prescription medication to alleviate any throat discomfort you may have during the following week.
While some patients have some relief sooner rather than later, the full benefit of the Pillar Procedure does not occur for roughly two months.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed*