Your persistent snoring not only prevents you from getting a good night’s sleep, it does the same for the members of your family as well. This lack of sleep can dramatically affect your quality of life:
- Making you less energetic
- Depriving you of critical focus at work
- Jeopardizing your overall health
Fortunately, the ADVENT Snoring Center offers two, minimally invasive oral treatments that can dramatically reduce your snoring, or even eliminate it all together.
This cost-effective, straightforward procedure is an excellent option for people who snore, but do not suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Unsure if you have OSA? Please click here for more information regarding our Home Sleep Study.
What should I expect?
To begin the procedure, the mouth is given a local anesthesia. From there, a sclerosing agent, which is injected at the base of the uvula, causes the tissue to ulcerate.
Soreness will be present in the few days following the procedure, however, prescription pain relievers may be an option to for people in severe cases. After a few weeks, as the ulcer continues to heal, scar tissue will accumulate, leading to a stiffening and shortening of the palate. This stiffening and shortening minimizes vibrations in your palate, which are often the source of snoring.
A misshapen or large uvula, the muscular tissue that projects from your mouth’s palate, is often the reason people like you snore. This is caused by the uvula flapping when you breathe during sleep. In this simple treatment, a significant portion of the uvula is removed altogether, eliminating this source of snoring without causing any functional disruption in your mouth (the uvula serves no essential functional purpose).
What should I expect?
After the mouth is given a local anesthesia, ADVENT’s skilled medical providers remove a significant amount of the uvula. A small portion of the uvula base is kept intact to safeguard against side effects like mouth dryness or excess phlegm.
Significant pain will be present for about a week after the procedure. As the area heals, a white scab will appear. This is perfectly normal and part of the healing process. The scab should be present for 3-4 weeks.
- Insurance does not cover injection snoreplasty or uvulectomy (when being done for snoring) treatments, so payment in full is required on the day of treatment.
- If you schedule an in-office balloon sinuplasty procedure in conjunction with snoreplasty and uvulectomy treatments, additional discounts will apply.
- There are typically no office visit charges during the first six weeks following these treatments. If another services is performed at the same time, there may be an office visit charge for the follow up care related to the other services.