7 Reasons To See An Ear, Nose, & Throat Doctor

What does an ear, nose, and throat surgeon treat?

An ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgeon specialize in everything dealing with the head and neck. For children and adults dealing with chronic ear infections and sinus issues, seeing an ENT surgeon can be the first step to getting relief. When you visit a surgeon, they will evaluate your ears, nose, throat, sinuses, and larynx to recommend the best surgery needed to treat any symptoms you have. 

For conditions ranging from sinus infections to hearing loss, an ENT surgeon can provide non-invasive treatments and surgeries that will vastly improve your life and health. 

The ENT surgeons at Breathe Clear Institute offer a number of innovative treatments to help every patient. 

When should you see an ear, nose, and throat surgeon?

If you’re suffering from a condition related to your head and neck, an ENT surgeon can help diagnose it. You should see an ENT if you or your child are suffering from:

  • Sinusitis and allergies: Chronic allergies can affect your everyday life. An ENT surgeon will determine the best treatment plan for you.
  • Ear infections: In some cases, constant ear pain or infections can be a sign of tumor growth in the throat. 
  • Hearing issues: Though hearing loss can be tied to aging, it can also be caused by infections in the ear or other neurological problems. An ENT surgeon can help diagnose the cause and recommend the best treatment plan, including surgery if necessary. 
  • Chronic sore throat issues: Conditions like Tonsillitis can affect your breathing and swallowing. When this occurs, it’s best to see an ENT for a diagnosis to see if surgery is necessary. 
  • Lumps in the neck: Any lump in the neck that lasts more than two weeks should be seen by an ENT. Cancers typically begin in the neck and can quickly spread to other parts. A lump in the neck can be a sign of thyroid conditions or throat cancer
  • Sleep apnea: Troubles with sleeping can disrupt your entire life. This condition could be caused by your tongue or the tissues in the back of your throat. Luckily there are surgeries that could be performed to help you achieve restful sleep again. 
  • Troubles with breathing: A deviated septum or nasal obstruction may require surgery to help alleviate issues with breathing. An ENT surgeon can also recommend non-invasive treatments to help nasal obstruction.

You should also see an ENT specialist if you have:

  • Constant dizziness and balance issues
  • Daily nosebleeds
  • Issues sleeping
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Swimmer’s Ear
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)

An ENT will ask about your symptoms and address your concerns. From there you can discuss the treatments they offer and which ones they recommend. From there they’ll help you determine the most effective way treatment for long-term relief. 

How to Pick The Best ENT?

Selecting an ENT surgeon means finding the right expert who has the skills, training, and experience to address your concerns. This means finding a certified ENT who offers the right treatment plans for you. 

It’s important to ask your ENT if they’ve performed the procedure before and how it improved the lives of their past patients. When discussing potential surgeries, ask about any complications their past patients dealt with. Make sure you vocalize your preferred treatment options so you can decide together a treatment plan that works best for you. 

Breathe Clear Institute Offers Innovative ENT Treatments

Need to get to the root of your problem? At Breathe Clear Institute we take a customized, holistic approach to care. Our surgeons are here to help you find the best treatments to address your health concerns. Contact us today to learn more about our innovative treatments for your Ear, Nose, and Throat troubles.