How tonsils and adenoids can impact the body and one’s health
- Posted on: Nov 15 2020
When it comes to the body’s first line of defense for the immune system, the tonsils and adenoids assist. For some patients, however, these parts of the throat and mouth can become more problematic for an individual than helpful. This is because the tonsils and adenoids can become infected, inflamed, and cause chronic problems such as repeated infections and chronic airway obstruction. In situations such as this, the doctors at The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas may make a recommendation to remove the tonsils and adenoids for an individual due to their unique needs.
The tonsils are located in the back of the throat, while the adenoids are higher up and behind the throat and nose. While tonsils can be seen during a simple physical evaluation, the adenoids cannot be spotted without special instruments. When patients experience recurring infections of either or both of these, they may find it difficult to sleep or breathe properly. This may be the point in time where a recommendation for removal is made.
What can I expect from surgery?
To remove the tonsils and adenoids, individuals will need to undergo surgery. The surgical procedure is commonly performed on children, but may also be done for adults who have experienced considerable issues and are late to a diagnosis of their condition. Patients need to ask about what they can expect from surgery, and prepare accordingly. The entire procedure is done while the patient is sedated with anesthetics, and most return home the same day as their surgery with post-operative care instructions to follow to reduce the risk of complications and infection.
Learn more about the removal of tonsils and adenoids with our team today
Patients in the areas of McKinney, Plano, Celina, and Allen, TX who are interested in discussing their need for tonsil or adenoid removal with a professional are strongly encouraged to book an appointment with our doctors at The ENT and Allergy Centers of Texas. We have several locations throughout the area, and patients can schedule an appointment at any of these offices by calling our primary line at (972) 984-1050. Our facility accepts new and current patients.
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