ENT Specialists offers a full range of state-of-the-art services to evaluate, diagnose and treat nasal and sinus care issues. Our highly skilled ENT physicians have a broad range of experience to provide care for everything from nasal congestion and smell and taste disorders, to a deviated septum or broken nose
Sinus care involves the four sinus cavities, frontal, maxillary, ethmoid, and sphenoid, are lined with soft tissue called mucous membrane and are covered with cilia. The lining and cilia protect the body from dust, pollen, germs, and other foreign bodies in the air, and humidify the air entering in through the nose. However, such high exposure to environmental irritants can overwhelm the body’s natural defenses and makes many people susceptible to sinus infection or bacteria, as nearly 50 million Americans are affected by sinus disorders annually.
Symptoms of sinus disorders vary widely. Infection from colds or sinusitis can result in facial pain and pressure, discolored mucous discharge, or nasal obstruction. Most people can be treated with antibiotics, i.e. decongestants, antihistamines, and nasal sprays, although if ineffectie endoscopic sinus surgery can be an excellent treatment. Other factors such as a deviated septum or enlarged nasal tubinates may necessitate surgical treatment for some.