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What is the Pillar procedure?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

The Pillar procedure is typically an in-office treatment that may help relieve your obstructive sleep apnea symptoms. After giving you a local anesthetic, your doctor will place several tiny pieces of polyester string in the back of your mouth. The string stiffens your mouth, reduce airway relaxation and vibrations, and increase airflow as you sleep.

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