Start the New Year Off by Improving Sleep with the Pillar® Procedure!
POSTED ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016 AT 11:49 AM by Dr. Mark Stein
Getting a good night’s sleep is essential if you want to truly feel at your best. While you sleep, your body is at work repairing and recovering from a long day in preparation for tomorrow. Though sleep is so important to our day-to-day lives, many patients endure nights of interrupted sleep due to snoring and sleep apnea. These conditions not only ruin your rest, but they can also lead to serious health problems, including the increased risk of stroke and heart issues. At New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Dr. Stein can reduce the effects of snoring and mild sleep apnea with the Pillar® Procedure.
How Does The Pillar® Procedure Treat Snoring?
The Pillar® Procedure targets extra or redundant soft palate tissues in the back of your airway that cause vibrations during sleep, also known as snoring. During your Pillar® Procedure, Dr. Stein will place small implants into the soft palate to stimulate scar tissue, adding structure to soft palate tissue and limiting the extent of vibrations during sleep. These implants measure less than an inch and are not visible. Over time, palate tissues begin to stiffen, resulting in less vibrations and less airway obstruction to reduce snoring and sleep apnea.
How Extensive Is The Pillar® Procedure?
The Pillar® Procedure is a minimally invasive technique that lasts 20 minutes or less. This NYC snoring treatment requires local anesthesia to place your implants and does not require extensive healing time afterwards. Patients can resume their daily routine immediately after completing treatment. The implants used during your Pillar® Procedure do not interfere with swallowing or speech and cannot be felt.
How Long Until I See Results?
Patients usually see substantial improvements in their sleep within three months of undergoing snoring treatment in NYC. Some even begin to see snoring reduction within three weeks of their Pillar® Procedure. Once your implants are placed, they provide long-lasting results, so you can sleep better for years to come.
Mark Stein, D.D.S., M.D. and his staff encourage patients to express any questions or concerns you may have about the Pillar® Procedure, as well as any of our other procedures. You can contact us at our New York office at 212.888.4760, or you may make an appointment online for a personal consultation with Dr. Stein.
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