ENT is a speciality that deals with conditions which effect the Ear, Nose and Throat.
At Oakdin Clinic, our ENT clinic offers a range of options that treat the following conditions:
- Lesion around the nose
- Suction clearance of the ears
- Epistaxis (bleeding nose)
- Otitis external
- Wax in the ear
- Insertion of grommets
- Nasal obstruction
At Oakdin Clinic, we provide specialist snoring treatment employing a range of non-surgical and surgical procedures.
The impact of snoring is very often overlooked, as it is not only a cause of sleep disturbance but can also place a profound impact upon daily life and even personal relationships.
As there can be several causes behind snoring, it is essential that the specific reason underlying every patient’s incident of snoring be determined. At Oakdin Clinic our Consultant ENT surgeon, who specialises in snoring; consults with the patient to determine the reasons underlying their episodes of snoring. Once established and depending on the nature of the cause, the patient is treated with either a non surgical method or a radiofrequency/laser surgical procedure to help bring about snoring relief.
All patients will be in the care of our experienced surgical team who are present every step of the way and to ensure that any questions you may have regarding the treatment are answered to your satisfaction.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is snoring?
Snoring is a noise generated as a result of partial upper airway obstruction during sleep due to vibration of the soft palate and pharyngeal wall caused by turbulent airflow. The turbulence is caused by a partial blockage that may be located anywhere from the nose to the voice box.
- Who suffers from snoring?
Snoring is more common with increasing age, commoner in men and in the overweight population.
- Why snoring usually happens during sleep?
The airway narrowing occurs only during sleep, or it may persist all the time and be worse when we are asleep. This is because our muscle tone is reduced during sleep and there may be insufficient tone to prevent the airway tissue vibrating.
- What can I do to stop snoring?
Snoring can be due to multi-factor causes, hence there will never be one single universal cure for snoring, accurate assessment is paramount to guide treatment. However, we can try to identify the cause of snoring and deal with it aiming to control the problem.
Losing weight and avoiding heavy meals and alcohol at night can contribute to a degree of snoring relief.
Your doctor needs to exclude Sleep Apnoea which is a related disease where oxygen saturation can drop during sleep as the approach to treatment can vary.
Mandibular Positioning Devises to push the lower jaw forwards has a role in treatment however success rates vary as well as patient tolerance to wearing it during sleep.
Surgery can help to relieve the obstruction following an assessment by the Ear Nose and Throat Consultant.