Wednesday, March 10, 2010
What is Injection Snoreplasty?
Injection snoreplasty is a procedure that hardens the soft tissues that vibrate to produce the snoring sound by injecting sodium tetradecyl sulfate to the roof of the mouth, just in front of the uvula. This creates a blister that eventually hardens into scar tissue that pulls the uvula forward, reducing the chances of it obstructing the airway. Injection snoreplasty has had good results, and is less painful than LAUP.