The Ideal Balloon Sinuplasty Candidate
- Posted on: Aug 10 2021
Balloon sinuplasty is a less invasive technique than traditional surgical procedures. If you get several sinus infections a year, you may be a candidate for balloon sinuplasty surgery. The procedure uses a wire and a tiny balloon to open up your sinuses and relieves that painful pressure without sending you into the operating room. Persistent sinus infections, nasal congestion, and even chronic bad breath can be signs that you need this procedure. Find out today if you are the ideal balloon sinuplasty candidate.
How many sinus infections do you get per year? If you’ve developed a collection of empty antibiotic bottles, it may be time for a more aggressive approach. If a single sinus infection lasts longer than 12 weeks despite repeated attempts to treat it, find an ENT doctor near you. They can more accurately treat your sinus woes.
Mucus buildup and blocked nasal passages can lead to extra pressure in your sinuses, often causing painful headaches. If your nose isn’t letting enough air in and out, balloon sinuplasty surgery can help open your nasal passages and relieve the pressure. The ideal candidate for balloon sinuplasty experiences headaches along with persistent sinus infections. Headaches without infections may not respond to the procedure.
While congestion is a common symptom of a sinus infection, it can be persistent if your nose can’t drain that excess mucus. Chronic congestion occurs with or without infection, and you can relieve it with balloon sinuplasty. When your nasal passageways open up, they can drain that mucus more easily.
What About the Non-Ideal Candidate?
If you have a deviated septum, or if your doctor has found polyps inside your nose, you may require a more traditional surgical procedure. Sinuplasty won’t fix allergy symptoms, either. Allergy & ENT Associates can help you narrow down the cause of your sinus problems. If balloon sinuplasty is right for you, we can do the procedure in the office under local anesthesia.
If you feel you are the ideal balloon sinuplasty candidate, contact an ENT specialist near you and discuss your concerns. Allergy & ENT Associates is dedicated to helping you breathe freely without pressure. Call today to schedule a consultation!
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