A carbon dioxide laser is used to perform the laser surgery to cure snoring. The laser snoring treatment is an easy procedure for patients and can be done in a doctor’s office instead of a hospital.
Having success in nearly eighty percent cases, the laser snoring treatment is also extremely safe. The only anesthesia that is required is a local anesthetic in the throat that the doctor can apply.
After applying the anesthetic, the doctor will continue by using the laser to reshape and remove any excess tissue in the throat. He will also ablate the uvula. In most cases, just one laser treatment is required to eliminate a snoring problem, but a second procedure is sometimes necessary. This second procedure would be conducted an year so after the first one
If, for some reason, the laser snoring treatment is not right for you, keep in mind that there is other options for you- using a CPAP.