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Is Surgery Necessary for a Deviated Nasal Septum?

Septoplasty,Is,Surgery,To,Correct,Deviated,Septum.,Rhinoplasty,Is,Reshaping deviated nasal septum is a condition in which the nasal septum, the cartilage that divides the nostrils, is curved. This can lead to issues such as difficulty breathing, headaches, and snoring. It can also cause the nose to appear crooked. A person can be born with a deviated nasal septum but can also develop one due to an injury. If you have a deviated nasal septum, the following are some of your treatment options at Nevada Sinus Relief.

Treatment for a Deviated Nasal Septum

The goal of treating a deviated septum is to relieve the symptoms that it produces. These symptoms might exacerbate the inflammation caused by allergies and other conditions. Soothing the inflammation with decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, or antihistamines is often a first step.

Common symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Problems breathing from one or both nostrils
  • Nasal congestion
  • Facial pain
  • Loud breathing
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Nosebleeds
  • Sleep apnea
  • Snoring

Treating a deviated nasal septum restores nasal breathing to about ninety percent. Treatment also helps decrease obstructive breathing in sleep apnea and sinus infection patients. For those with rhinogenic headaches, deviated nasal septum treatment helps control symptoms.

Deviated Nasal Septum Surgery

Surgery for a deviated nasal septum is an option for more serious, persistent symptoms. This operation, called a septoplasty, takes about 30 to 90 minutes and can be performed in a doctor’s office as outpatient surgery or in a designated surgery center.

During the surgery, your doctor reshapes your nasal septum using bone and/or cartilage. Since there aren’t any external incisions during this procedure, recovery is quick, with some patients returning to their routines in just a few days.

Before considering surgery, it’s important to consult with a deviated nasal septum specialist who can examine your symptoms and tell you whether a septoplasty is the right treatment for you. Deviated nasal septum surgery is often recommended for persistent nasal congestion, chronic nosebleeds, or difficulty breathing.

Discover Whether a Septoplasty Is the Right Deviated Septum Treatment for You

Contact Nevada Sinus Relief to learn how to treat your deviated nasal septum symptoms in Las Vegas, NV. Call our office at 702-805-1550 or fill out an online contact form to get in touch with us for a consultation.

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