What is a Turbinate Reduction?
Your nose has three ridges of tissue on each side called turbinates. When they function normally, they help clean, warm, and moisturize air as it flows from your nose into your lungs. They can sometimes become temporarily enlarged if you have a cold or other illness, and the problem usually resolves itself when you’re well. […]Read More
Surgery Options for a Broken Nose
Your nose is a prominent and unprotected part of your face, and it can break for a variety of reasons – from a sports-related injury, accident, fight, or fall. Also referred to as a nasal fracture, it occurs when there’s a crack or break in a bone of your nose – most often the bone […]Read More
How Can I Treat my Allergies?
Allergies can be a minor nuisance for a few weeks out of the year or a major problem that leaves you red-eyed, sniffling, sneezing and miserable on a regular basis. When allergies combine with other problems like snoring, sleep apnea and eczema, you can add sleep deprivation and chronic itching to the mix. However, all […]Read More
When to See an ENT Doctor
Otolaryngology is a field of surgical medicine that deals with ENT (ear, nose, and throat) conditions. Many different conditions (some as common as snoring) warrant the need to visit an ENT. The following explanation will help describe what exactly an ENT doctor deals with on a day-to-day basis, and when it might be appropriate to […]Read More
What Causes a Sinus Infection?
A sinus infection is an inflammation of the lining of the sinus passages that can cause cold-like symptoms that get worse over time. As the passage of air becomes blocked, the sinuses can be filled with fluid, bacteria, and germs that can eventually lead to an infection. Most cases of sinusitis are acute, which last […]Read More
Who is a Good Candidate for Balloon Sinuplasty?
Millions of Americans deal with sinusitis every year, and in most cases, medications are used to treat this condition effectively, however, not all people experience relief after using medications. When other treatments don’t provide results, a balloon sinuplasty may offer the relief that you need. Here’s a closer look at sinusitis, what a balloon sinuplasty […]Read More