There are a wide range of surgeries performed to help control snoring.
Although they differ significantly in the overall patient experience, most are relatively successful in controlling the sound produced with snoring. The first surgical procedure used for snoring was the Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty or UPPP. Though designed for Sleep Apnoea, it was very effective in controlling the snoring also found in these patients. This is an operating room procedure.
A variation of the UPPP that can be done in the medical office over several visits was developed called the Laser-Assisted Uvulopalatoplasty or LAUP. However, the pain of this procedure and the need for up to five treatments has limited this technique’s popularity. Over the last few years, a number of new methods of palatal treatment have been created, all of which are invasive.
Dental Excellence is located in Castle Hill, Sydney (NSW ) and provides Cosmetic, Reconstructive and Implant Dentistry.