Treatment for nose & Sinus
Sinusitis is quite common, but that fact does not take away the discomfort or pain associated with the condition. Fortunately, there is a way to find relief. Turn to the Pinon Hills Ear, Nose, Throat & Allergy Specialists to seek relief for acute and chronic sinus issues in Farmington, NM. Our doctor and his assistants have board certification and years of experience to help you whether you need prescription medication or surgery.
You do not have to suffer in silence. Our practice provides you with options, depending on your particular condition. When you experience chronic sinus infections, schedule an appointment with our physician.
What We Prescribe for Varying Levels of Sinus Infection
When is it time to go to the doctor for a sinus infection? Answers may vary, but if you’ve suffered from your infection for a month or longer or find yourself in pain, we suggest you schedule an appointment. The inflammation and swelling that accompany a sinus infection make your sinuses ache, which can disrupt your day-to-day routine and worsen your quality of life. Pinon Hills ENT offers relief options like antibiotics, saline sprays, steroids, and surgery.
If you’ve been suffering from chronic sinusitis for some time and medications and saline sprays haven’t decreased your symptoms, more serious measures may need to be taken into consideration. At this point, we may recommend surgery to flush away the infection and remove the blockage. Doing this relieves pressure and pain, and allows you to breathe easy.
Options for relief include non-invasive and surgical procedures, such as:
Balloon Sinuplasty — This non-invasive surgery makes use of a narrow tube with a tiny deflated balloon on one end. Our doctor uses the tube to move the balloon to the part of your nose that is blocked and then inflates the balloon to clear the passage and allow your sinuses to drain.
Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (FESS) — With very tiny and slim surgical instruments inserted into your nose, we can look into your sinus passages and see what and where the problems are. There may be abnormal tissue growths known as polyps or scar tissue that need to be removed.
Nasal Fracture Repair — Unless you are a doctor, you call this a broken nose, which is quite common and often goes untreated. However, this injury requires the broken bone to be realigned and the septum also may require repair. We recommend you visit us for necessary treatment.
Septal Repair — Often our patients have a tear or hole in the cartilage and bone that divides the nose into two nasal passages or nostrils, called the septum. When this occurs, the doctor has to take tissue from the nose or mouth to make repairs.