Everyone snores occasionally, but one in four Americans has a problem with chronic snoring. This can disrupt sleep, annoy sleep partners, and pose serious health consequences.
The Pillar® procedure is a simple, safe and effective treatment that can be performed in the office of Dr. Egan in about 20 minutes, using only local anesthetic. It is designed to stop snoring and, in many cases, help people suffering from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
During the PIllar® procedure, Dr. Egan will place three to five tiny woven implants, which look like tiny soft pillars, into the soft palate using a sterile delivery tool. Over time, the implants, along with the body’s normal healing response, serve to stiffen the soft palate and reduce tissue vibration. This leads to a decrease or elimination of snoring or OSA. Patients can’t see or feel the Pillar implants, nor do they interfere with swallowing or speech.
Call today to see if the PIllar® procedure can eliminate your snoring.