Patient Stories: Experience with the Pillar Procedure
Mike Wolf, Maplewood, Minnesota
“I chose the Pillar Procedure because it seemed a lot less invasive. It was a one-time procedure that was done in the doctor’s office. I was there for 5, 10 minutes, maybe. And then back on the road again. Quick, easy.
" . . . he ran through what the procedure was, why it was effective, he checked the size of my palate, the thickness of it, he went from the inside, he checked my tongue, kind of just did a lot of checks to say, ‘It looks like you’re a good candidate for this. . .’
"I don’t really notice it at all. It’s up there; it’s firmed up my palate. I’m sleeping better at night. I'm getting better rest than I’ve had in years."
Phyllis Gernhardt, Fort Wayne, Indiana
"When I heard about the implant [Pillar Procedure], I thought, I can try this and if it works, then I’ll save myself from having to go through surgery or having to sleep with a machine connected to my face for the rest of my life."
Perry Myers, Evanston, Illinois
"Well, I was hoping I was a candidate. So I was ready from the first time I read about it... I was willing to take the chance, because it didn’t seem like a great risk. I would much rather have the Pillar Procedure than have a tooth pulled."
Joseph McInerney, Chicago, Illinois
"It's basically painless, only took a short period of time and the benefits clearly outweighed anything associated with it. It made a lot of sense."
Dan Starkey, Minneapolis, Minnesota
“He used the comparison to a dental visit, but it really was much faster than that. When you go to the dentist, you spend a lot of time and you worry about whether or not the guy's going to hurt you. It's different than that. It was very quick. I was in and out of there in 15 minutes, 20 minutes max. And it was relatively painless and I don't feel it today, at all."
The testimonials provided in this piece are the opinion of the individual quoted and may not necessarily be representative of all users of the Pillar Procedure. Results may vary by individual.