Snoring and sleep apnea can be serious medical concerns, and yet many people avoid seeking treatment. They may not realize how bad their snoring is because they can’t hear it, or they may want to avoid any invasive medical procedures which will be costly and have complications. Alternately, the idea of wearing a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) machine when they sleep is unpalatable.
If you’re one of those people, we at Atlanta ENT have a solution for you!
We offer something called pillar implants, which can reduce or cure your snoring or sleep apnea without any tissue removal or downtime. You won’t have to spend the rest of your life breathing into a machine at night, and you won’t have to undergo surgery.
Pillar implants are small pieces of FDA-approved polyester that are implanted into your soft palate to help provide the stiffness that can cure your snoring for good. Your own body will grow to incorporate the pillar implants into itself, making a firm, tight surface that is resistant to snoring. The procedure is done in our office in only a matter of minutes, and you can immediately return to work. You can go right back to eating whatever you want!
If you suffer from sleep apnea, or your snoring keeps your partner up at night, consider seeking permanent relief in the form of pillar implants. Make an appointment with your Atlanta ENT specialist to see if pillar implants are right for you.
Ramie Tritt, M.D., President, Atlanta ENT