You’re Gonna Put A What In My Nose?
- Posted on: Feb 15 2018
As children, we were always taught not to put things in our noses, yet when it comes sinus ailments, putting things in our noses becomes a matter of routine. Our pockets are full of nose sprays, saline washes, tissues and many other tools of the trade. Despite, this, many people are alarmed when the topic of balloon sinuplasty is discussed.
What is Balloon Sinuplasty?
When other types of treatment do not alleviate your sinus symptoms, balloon sinuplasty may be recommended. The minimally-invasive procedure helps open your sinuses by widening the nasal passage. Patients who have the procedure tend to experience symptoms that are both less severe and less frequent.
What Does Balloon Sinuplasty Feel Like?
The sinuplasty balloon is small enough to fit inside your nose comfortably. Once it is in position, we slowly add air to inflate the balloon. You may feel slight pressure. Doctors then inject saline into the sinus cavity to help clear up any congestion. Depending on the extent of the sinuplasty, we can perform the procedure in our office under local or general anesthesia.
Is Balloon Sinuplasty Right for Me?
Patients who have chronic sinus issues and related symptoms are good candidates for a balloon sinuplasty. It helps alleviate:
- Sore throats caused by mucous
- Sinus-related problems with smelling or tasting
- Feeling tired and having no energy
- Problems breathing through your nose
- Pain, pressure, and headaches
- Tenderness in the face
What Happens After the Balloon Sinuplasty?
Most patients who have a balloon sinuplasty enjoy at least nine months of symptom relief. For some, the results lasted almost two years. If your symptoms return, we can repeat the procedure or consider sinus surgery.
Learn More About Balloon Sinuplasty. Contact ENT & Allergy Centers Of Texas.
If you are having trouble breathing or would like to learn more about balloon sinuplasty, skin cancer treatments, allergy treatment, hearing tests and our other services contact ENT & Allergy Centers of Texas to schedule a personal consultation. Our offices are conveniently located in McKinney, Allen and Plano, Texas, and you can contact us directly at (972) 984-1050.
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