The sinuses are a system of air-filled cavities that are located between the eyes, lower-center of the forehead, the bones behind the nose and in the cheekbones. Not all the sinuses are the same size. For instance, the largest sinus cavities span an inch in width, while other sinus cavities are significantly smaller in size.
The “middle meatus” is a channel that allows the sinuses to drain into the nose. It is important that mucus produced in the sinuses can effectively drain. Otherwise, it becomes difficult to breathe easily. Besides the discomfort of poor flow through the sinuses, inflammation and blockages may also affect the voice.
What is Sinusitis?
If you are one of the over 26 million Americans who suffer from sinusitis each year, finding effective relief may prove difficult. Over-the-counter medications don’t work for everyone, leaving many sufferers searching for alternative treatment solutions.
When the lining of the sinuses becomes inflamed, the condition is described as sinusitis. There are a number of symptoms of sinusitis, including:
- A blocked nose
- Painful cheeks, eyes or forehead
- Loss of smell
- Headache originating from the sinuses
- Green or yellow nasal discharge
Although sinusitis usually eases off after a few weeks, some sufferers experience ongoing, or chronic, symptoms. When air flow through the sinuses is not restored over time and over the counter remedies are not working, you should consult Estrella ENT for a consultation.
Restore Flow through the Sinuses
At Estrella ENT, we provide a number of treatments for restoring air flow through the sinuses. If you meet the criteria, the good news is that sinuplasty is covered by most insurance plans, Medicare and most Medicare replacement plans. Our doctors, nurses and admin team share a passion for doing more to improve the lives of our patients.
Each of our ear, nose and throat specialists have extensive knowledge of nasal and sinus anatomy. We understand that the structure of every nose is different. Patients at Estrella ENT receive individualized in-office care, with minimally invasive treatment that allows them to breathe easy once again.
If you are suffering from issues related to inflamed sinuses, contact Estrella ENT today to book an appointment.
Breathe Easy Once Again – Treatment for Chronic Sinusitis
Treatments, like balloon sinuplasty, are designed to help sufferers of sinusitis breathe easy once again. The Estrella ENT team takes extra steps when delivering in-office, minimally invasive treatments to restore the flow of air through the sinus cavities into the nose. Many of our patients come to us concerned about insurance coverage. Sinuplasty is covered by most insurance plans, Medicare and Medicare replacement plans.
If you struggle to breathe through your nose, seeking treatment for chronic sinusitis may provide the best solution. Contact Estrella ENT today to learn more about our treatment options. We are committed to providing patients with individualized care that will result in permanent relief.