What is Injection Snoreplasty?
Injection snoreplasty at Texas Sinus and Snoring in Spring, TX is a minimally invasive treatment for snoring that injects a hardening agent called sodium tetradecyl sulfate into the upper palate. 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. The hardening agent then helps to reduce the volume and frequency of snoring. Injection snoreplasty may be repeated if desired results are not reached with the first injection.
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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, but does not qualify as sleep apnea. 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 to a week.
What is the cost of Injection Snoreplasty?
This procedure is a cost-effective option for patients who want a minimally invasive treatment for snoring.