Houston ENT and Allergy Blog

Visit an ENT Specialist and Stop Snoring

James Martin, MD
July 27, 2015

For many people, snoring isn't something that bothers them, but it makes sleeping difficult for their partner or their family. There are several devices and methods to correct snoring, and perhaps you've tried a few of them, but found them to be mostly ineffective or uncomfortable to wear while you sleep. At Houston ENT & Allergy in Sugar Land, we've helped many patients with snoring problems, and the procedure we perform is quick and effective.

The treatment, known as the Pillar Procedure, is simple and non-invasive, and improvement is usually seen within a few weeks. Three tiny polyester implants are inserted into the soft palate, and these implants work with your body to stiffen the soft palate and reduce the closing of the airway during sleep. This procedure can also benefit those that suffer from mild to moderate sleep apnea, where breathing may cease for a short period of time during sleep. As the soft palate hardens, the airway remains open, and the obstructions and vibrations that cause sleep apnea and snoring are no longer present. The Pillar Procedure takes less than half an hour to complete, and you'll be able to eat and talk normally following your visit to our ear, nose, and throat clinic.

You'll experience the full benefit of the procedure within two to three months, and you'll no longer have to worry about your snoring keep yourself and others awake, or sleep apnea interrupting a good night's sleep. Our ENT specialists in Sugar Land can walk you through the procedure before it's performed, and will gladly discuss any questions you have about snoring issues. Schedule an appointment with our ENT clinic today!

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