A deviated septum is a common condition in which the nasal septum, the wall of cartilage and bone that divides the right from the left half of your nose, is crooked or off center. Anyone can show symptoms of a deviated septum, and anyone is vulnerable to one. We can scan your sinuses conveniently here in our office using our CS9300 Sinus CT Scanner, saving you a trip to a hospital imaging center.
Causes of a deviated septum:
Car accidents, contact sports, and other types of injuries that result in trauma to the face. Some people may be born with weakness in the septum or may have the septum injured during a traumatic birth.
Symptoms of a deviated septum:
Difficulty breathing through the nose, frequent sinus infections, frequent nosebleeds. While a deviated septum by itself isn't life threatening, it can be extremely uncomfortable in the long-term, and lay the groundwork for other conditions.
Septoplasty is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure during which Dr. Davis straightens the septum in a nearby operating room. During the roughly 60 minute procedure, Dr. Davis uses an endoscopically assisted approach and he does not use packing. There is no external change to the nose. During the recovery time, which lasts up to a week, patients should expect to have some nasal congestion but are able to engage in light physical activity. Every patient is prescribed medication that they can take if needed to control discomfort.
*Results may vary and are not guaranteed*