Treatment for a Deviated Septum in Phoenix
Restricted nasal passages can cause a host of breathing and sinus problems. A common cause of nasal blockages is a deviated septum. Individuals with a deviated septum may suffer from a variety of upper respiratory issues related to their condition. At Estrella Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT), our specialists offer treatment for a deviated septum in the Phoenix, AZ area.
When you have breathing or sinus problems attributed to a deviated septum or other nasal issues in Phoenix, you need an ear, nose and throat specialist. Our team at Estella ENT includes Dr. Jonathan Wiggenhorn, who is board-certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and facial plastic surgery. Our other ENT specialist is Dr. Alan Brenner, also board-certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery. You can expect the best care for your nasal or sinus concerns, including problems associated with a deviated septum, at our clinic near Phoenix in Maricopa County.
What is a Deviated Septum?
The septum is the cartilage wall that divides the two nasal passages. An ideal septum creates two evenly sized nasal passages, but about 80% of people have some level of deviation to their septum. If the nasal passages are uneven in size and shape due to the septum alignment, this is a deviated septum. While common, slight deviations usually do not cause nasal or sinus problems. More severe deviated septum issues can cause nasal passage blockages, which can lead to breathing problems and sinus health concerns.
What causes a deviated septum? Some people are born with a congenital deviated septum, but it is very common for nose injuries to damage the septum alignment. A broken nose from an auto accident, fall, sports injury or any blow to the face can damage the septum cartilage. Health problems and lifestyle factors can impact the septum, weakening the cartilage. When the septum is out of place, it can cause various symptoms and health issues. These include:
- Blocked nasal passages
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus infections or chronic sinusitis
- Nose bleeds
If a deviated septum is causing discomfort or health issues, it may require treatment. If you live in the Phoenix area, Estrella ENT offers effective treatment for a deviated septum and associated health issues such as a nasal valve collapse, breathing problems and chronic sinus infections.
Deviated Septum Surgery Specialists
A blocked nasal passage from a deviated septum can cause multiple problems that impact your respiratory system. Opening up the nasal passage is the solution, which can require septum repair surgery or septoplasty. Removing part of the septum to open a nasal passage or repositioning the septum can create even nasal passages to minimize sinus and breathing issues.
Dr. Wiggenhorn and Dr. Brenner at Estrella ENT can perform advanced deviated septum treatments to restore nasal breathing and sinus health. This can include septum surgery and other minimally invasive procedures to address associated issues. We offer balloon sinuplasty, Latera implants for nasal valve obstruction, nasal airway remodeling and other nasal treatments to open the nasal passages for improved breathing and sinus health. If you have a deviated septum causing discomfort, our ear, nose and throat specialists can determine the best treatment plan to give you relief.
If you live in the greater Phoenix area or Maricopa County, advanced treatments and surgery are available for your deviated septum problems. Contact us at Estrella ENT to schedule a consultation and exam at our clinic in Goodyear or West Sun City with one of our deviated septum specialists. We can help you breathe better with fewer sinus issues for a better quality of life. Call our office to book your appointment.
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