IN CHESTERFIELD, MO
Have you been looking for a way to stop snoring? Do you wake up tired, sleepy, and restless? If so, the Pillar® Procedure may be the solution for you. In no time, you will say goodbye to snoring, and you will be on your way to better sleep!
What Causes Snoring?
When one breathes, air passes through the throat to the lungs. It travels past the tongue, the soft palate and uvula found at the back of the mouth, and the tonsils. During sleep, the uvula and soft palate may vibrate causing snoring, which is also often associated with obstructive sleep apnea.
What Is the Pillar® Procedure and How Does It Work?
The Pillar® Procedure is a safe, simple, and effective treatment designed to stop snoring. In many cases, Pillar® helps people with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). It works by stiffening the soft palate, which significantly contributes to improving at least 80 percent of snoring cases.
What Should You Expect?
Dr. Maack will place tiny implants into your soft palate. Over time, the implants, along with your body’s natural fibrotic response, add structural support to stiffen the soft palate minimizing the tissue vibrations that cause snoring. The implants also work to help reduce sleep apnea.
The Pillar® procedure produces excellent results in reducing snoring intensity. It is minimally invasive, causes minimal discomfort, and delivers lasting improvement! With Pillar®, you will enjoy increased energy, less daytime sleepiness, fewer headaches, improved airflow, reduced embarrassment, and best of all, will not need to use a CPAP machine or mask.
In some cases, we may recommend Somnoplasty, which is a surgical treatment for snoring. The procedure involves using heat energy to modify the soft tissues of the uvula and the soft palate. We conduct this procedure in-office with the use of local anesthesia. Somnoplasty is not used for treating sleep apnea.
Contact us at Synergi to learn more about our snoring treatments and how they can improve your quality of life. Dr. Maack will work with you to determine the right procedure for you. We look forward to helping you reduce snoring and enjoy restful sleep! Call today!