Occasionally, food may get into the back of throat where the uvula used to be and cause discomfort and coughing spells, but this can be prevented if doctors use a variation of the classic UPPP called the revised UPPP.
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.
In addition, medical equipment, available by prescription, or laser procedures (Laser assisted uvula palatoplasty) may help alleviate snoring.
Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP) may require a series of procedures that use lasers to remove areas of the soft palate and the uvula.
Laser assisted uvula palatoplasty (LAUP) is a popular procedure with snorers whether they suffer from chronic snoring or sleep apnea.
This surgery leaves the uvula intact, while still reducing excess tissues in the upper airway to improve OSA symptoms.
There is also the possibility of cutting the uvula in half, and the risk of jewelry being swallowed.
The uvula, or the soft, triangular piece of tissue that hangs from the soft palate, may be too long.
An elongated uvula or a bifid (split) uvula can partially block the windpipe and cause snoring.
The roof of the mouth is formed by the palate, terminating behind by a muscular, contractile arch, having in man and a few other species a median projection called the uvula, beneath which the mouth communicates with the pharynx.