Lax palate

Lax palate

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Credit: DR P. MARAZZI/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Lax palate in a 48 year old man's mouth. This is causing excessive snoring, as the soft palate vibrates as the sleeping man breathes. Treatment is by uvulopalatoplasty surgery, which involves removing tissue from the soft palate and tightening up other areas.

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