Snoring is a very common medical and social problem which affects almost every household at some point in time. Factors contributing to snoring include nasal blockage on one side or both, enlarged tonsils, lots of tissue in the roof of the mouth (floppy soft palate), or weight gain and sometimes medical problems such as low functioning thyroid.

In many cases, procedures which can be done in our office are effective in improving or eliminating snoring.  Available techniques include the placement of small threads of cotton in the palate (the Restore® procedure), stiffening the soft palate using radio wave frequencies (the Coblation procedure), and laser or electrical shortenings of the uvula.