Snoring Treatment


While many people suffer from snoring, only a minimal number seek treatment. Yet treatment is quite easy, and one would be kind to spare others in the household the unpleasantness of disturbed sleep.

Non-invasive, affordable treatment includes fabrication of a removable appliance that, when worn at night, moves the jaw into an open, forward position, freeing the air passages and reducing stress on the soft palate. A popular type that I make available is Silent Nite® by Glidewell Laboratories in California. To prepare it I will take impressions of your upper and lower teeth, and in one week it will be ready for fitting in a single half-hour visit.

When more aggressive treatment is required, a CPAP (Continuous Positive Air Pressure) device can be used, or, if surgery is necessary, a procedure called uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UP3) is often recommended. There is also a newer procedure, radio frequency therapy, which shrinks the uvula and soft palate without surgery.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Blau, call our NYC Dentist Office in Midtown Manhattan at New York Office Phone Number 212-888-6311.