Soft-palate Sentence Examples
The pronunciation of the Semitic Koph (Qof) was that of a velar guttural produced against the back part of the soft palate with great energy (hence called an "emphatic" sound).
These two soft palate ulcers, both surrounded by marked erythema, were the only mucosal lesions in this patient.
The buccal cavity can be isolated by the short soft palate which produces an extremely tight occlusion across the nasal pharynx.
The cleft can involve the soft palate alone, the hard palate alone or both.
These are fitted into the mouth to hold down the tongue and the soft palate.
Vibrations in the soft palate create the bothersome sounds and noisy breaths.
Pillar Palatal Implant System reduces the vibration in the soft palate by firming the area with implants.
Radiofrequency palatoplasty firms and shrinks the tissue of the soft palate.
The primary problem is loose tissue in the soft palate or throat that can interfere with the ability to breathe openly.
For example, the tissues of the throat, tongue, and soft palate normally relax as people progress from light to deeper sleep, and light snoring may be nothing more than very relaxed tissue.Advertisement
Sometimes the soft palate is very floppy, and can droop down into the throat.
This condition is often associated with a sunken bridge of the nose that causes the nasal passages to be partly or completely blocked, and with an elongated soft palate.
Dental appliances for snoring work to bring the tongue and lower jaw forward, as well as supporting the tissues of the soft palate that may be sagging into the throat.
Oral devices can help by repositioning the mouth to prevent tissue from the soft palate and the throat from collapsing into the breathing passage.
Radiofrequency palatoplasty uses electrical currents to shrink the uvula and the soft palate.Advertisement
Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP) may require a series of procedures that use lasers to remove areas of the soft palate and the uvula.
The device also keeps the mouth from closing completely, which can keep the soft palate away from the air passage.
Mandibular Advancement Devices (MAD) keep the tongue and the soft palate away from the air passage by moving the jaw forward.
Using local anesthesia, a doctor places three polyester rods into the soft palate.
Your sleep may continue to improve as your soft palate becomes more rigid over time, but it may take several months for the Pillar procedure to become fully effective at preventing apnea episodes.Advertisement
The procedure is also not suitable for anyone with severe obstructive sleep apnea or apnea caused by other medical conditions.Sometimes, the tip of an implant may protrude through the tissue of the soft palate.
Following implantation, some people may experience sore throat, swelling, a metallic taste in the mouth, or the sensation of having a foreign body lodged in the soft palate.
Using a special tool, the doctor then inserts three to five tiny implants into the soft palate tissue.
Oral appliances are fitted mouthpieces that help advance soft palate and tongue position to keep the airways open.
During laser surgery for snoring, which is an outpatient procedure, a surgeon uses a hand-held laser to remove the uvula and shorten the soft palate.Advertisement
Radiofrequency tissue ablation, or somnoplasty, utilizes a low-intensity radiofrequency signal to remove a portion of the soft palate.
Snoring is a breathing problem during sleep that is caused by vibrations in the soft tissues of the throat and on the soft palate.
Surgery can correct structural problems in the nasal passages as well as problems in the tissues of the throat and soft palate.
When used for sleep apnea or snoring, the procedure typically focuses on the soft palate.
Coblation-channeling uses heat to shrink and stiffen the soft palate and it uses molecular disintegration to remove some of the obstructive tissue.
Radiofrequency energy is used in a process that is similar to radiofrequency ablation of the soft palate.
The jaw moves slightly forward, which prevents the soft tissue in the soft palate and throat from blocking the airway passage.
The Pillar procedure can treat mild to moderate sleep apnea by stiffening the tissue in the soft palate.
Canker sores occur inside the mouth, usually inside the lips, cheeks, or soft palate.
A cleft palate can range from just an opening at the back of the soft palate to a nearly complete separation of the roof of the mouth (soft and hard palate).
Infants with cleft lip or cleft soft palate generally have few feeding problems.
Located at the back of the mouth above and below the soft palate are two pairs of lymph glands.