This FDA-approved, minimally invasive, alternative sleep apnea treatment focuses on curing your sleep apnea – not just treating it.
First, what is sleep apnea?
Sleep apnea is a serious medical condition in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. Sleep apnea affects millions of Americans each year, making it difficult for them to sleep and leaving their lives at risk. Many sleep apnea treatment options involve the use of cumbersome appliances or awkward mouth guards, but with Radiofrequency Ablation Tongue Treatment, a cutting-edge sleep apnea treatment procedure offered by our sleep apnea experts at SmartNewYou, no extra products or uncomfortable appliances are needed.
What is the Radiofrequency Ablation Tongue Treatment, and how does it work?
Our Radiofrequency ablation tongue treatment is a minimally invasive procedure that uses directed radiofrequency energy to shrink the base of the tongue to improve symptoms of snoring and sleep apnea.
Radiofrequency waves cause a controlled injury to the tongue resulting in the tightening of the tissue, this causes minimal discomfort to the patient due to local anesthesia.
As the tongue heals, targeted tissue is tightened and the tongue itself shrinks.
After several sessions of radiofrequency ablation tongue treatment, the directed radiofrequency waves will have reduced the size of the base of the tongue enough to allow for proper patient breathing during sleep.
Nationwide, over 5,000 people have been treated with this procedure, which offers the following benefits:
- Minimally invasive
- Extremely convenient, only lasting about five minutes per session
- Performed in our office
- Covered by most major insurance plans, including Medicare
- FDA approved
What to Expect from Your Procedure
Radiofrequency ablation tongue treatment takes about 5 minutes per treatment, the typical protocol is a series of 5 treatments; one treatment a month for 5 months.
Your procedure will be performed in office, with the use of local anesthesia to ensure that you experience is as comfortable as possible.
Your doctor will use a small, minimally-invasive instrument to send directed radiofrequency pulses to the base of your tongue.
To learn more about radiofrequency ablation sleep apnea treatment, contact our office through the form below, or give us a call at 972-258-7464 to schedule an appointment with our sleep apnea professionals today!