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Snoring Surgery

Snoring and sleep apnea, which is one of the common diseases in our society, is a condition that can occur as a result of many different reasons, both affecting the sleep efficiency of the person and causing discomfort to the people around. The narrowing of the airways that causes snoring can be seen in almost every person.

During sleep, the uvula tongue root, tonsils and soft palate approach the back wall of the throat and the space between them decreases. This narrowing paves the way for the tissue in the air passage to vibrate and snoring. Snoring, which is usually seen as insignificant, turns into a problem at the point where it negatively affects the quality of life of the person and starts to cause unrest in the family.

The purpose of snoring surgery is to find the source of the person’s snoring problem and to eliminate the problem.

How Is Snoring Surgery Performed?

Approaches to the treatment of snoring can be grouped under many headings, depending on the patient’s needs and general health status.

Nose Surgeries

Congestion in the nasal passage has a great effect on snoring. The curvature of the middle wall of the nose, which is usually called deviation, may require surgery. With this operation, the turbinates in the nose are also burned and reduced by radiofrequency method. The most healthy way of breathing during sleep should be done through the nose.

Minor Tongue And Soft Palate Surgery.

These are surgeries performed for the treatment of an airway obstruction to the tissues in the pharynx during sleep. By removing some of the tissues in the uvula, tongue root and soft palate, the airway expands and the person breathes comfortably.

Orthognathic Surgery (Forward Shift Of The Lower Jaw)

Congenital reasons of the lower jaw may require orthognathic surgeries. The aim of this type of surgery is to position the chin correctly and to open the airway by bringing the tongue root forward.

Tongue Root And Tongue Surgery

The operation, which is performed to pull the tongue root forward, involves a more difficult process compared to other interventions. In order for the operation to be performed, the person must be of the appropriate weight. The recovery process is long and the probability of success varies from patient to patient.