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For some people, snoring is an embarrassing or irritating problem. In some cases it may be related to underlying health problems. Snoring is the noise caused by air attempting to flow past the airway’s blockage. It may be caused by poor muscle tone in the tongue and throat, excessive tissue in the throat, obstructed nasal passages, or other related problems. In many cases, snoring can be traced to the soft palate – the area located on the roof of your mouth between the hard palate and the uvula.
Many procedures and devices have been developed to temporarily control snoring. Non-surgical approaches, such as weight loss, lifestyle modifications, or oral appliances to reposition the jaw during sleep are available to patients. When patients don't get relief from these conservative treatments, surgical procedures that reduce the size of the soft palate, such as Coblation® snoring treatment, may be an option.
Treatment for snoring
Coblation is an advanced technology that quickly and gently removes and shrinks excess soft palate tissue using high frequency energy and saline to reduce the incidence of snoring in patients. Coblation technology does not rely on a heat-driven process to remove target tissue and is designed to preserve surrounding healthy tissue. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis. In such cases, patients typically return home shortly after the procedure.
Contact a physician to find out if a Coblation snoring treatment is right for you.
Why do I snore?
When you sleep, air passages at the back of the nose and mouth can become partially blocked. Snoring is the noise caused by air attempting to flow past the blockage. In many cases, the noise can fully or partially be traced to the soft palate – the area located on the roof of your mouth between the hard palate and the uvula.
Is snoring dangerous?
Over 100 million people snore at least occasionally. For most, the condition is more annoying than dangerous. But left untreated, snoring can worsen over time. Consult your physician to evaluate the seriousness of your snoring.
What are my treatment options?
A complete examination by your physician is the first step to snoring relief. Many devices and procedures have been developed to temporarily control snoring. Non-surgical approaches, such as weight loss, lifestyle modifications, or oral appliances to reposition the jaw during sleep are possibilities. There are also surgical options, including Coblation® snoring treatments, for patients who don’t get relief from these conservative treatments.
What is Coblation?
Coblation is an advanced technology using bipolar high frequency energy and a saline-based medium to create a low-temperature plasma field that gently removes and shrinks excess soft tissue in the soft palate to reduce the incidence of snoring
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