The Pasha Snoring and Sinus Center takes a special interest in minimally-invasive techniques that may be performed in the office. There are many factors that determine whether an office technique would be suited for you. These factors include the severity of your sleep apnea, tonsil size, tongue position, level of obstruction, and soft palate laxity.
For the majority of patients, snoring occurs when the back of the throat vibrates rapidly as you breathe through the night. This most commonly occurs with the soft palate and uvula. The soft palate begins at the junction of the roof of the mouth after the hard, bony portion of the roof becomes soft. You can feel this junction with your tongue or finger. The soft palate ends as an arch with a bell in the back of your throat called the uvula. This area is also called the “snoring center” and for most patients this area is where the sound of snoring originates.
If you qualify, there are many in-office techniques offered at the center that may be suggested to reduce your snoring or mild sleep apnea that address the soft palate, uvula, and nasal cavity.