A deviated septum, a common condition where the nasal septum is off-center or crooked, can lead to various nasal issues, impacting breathing and overall nasal function. At NJ ENT, our team of specialized Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) experts is dedicated to providing comprehensive and informative care for individuals dealing with a deviated septum.

Understanding Deviated Septums

This can cause a variety of symptoms such as blocked sinuses, difficulty breathing through your nose, snoring and sleep apnea. It can also lead to frequent nosebleeds and chronic sinus infections. If you’re experiencing these symptoms, seeking professional evaluation is essential.

Deviated Septum Symptoms

Deviated septum symptoms can vary from person to person, depending on the severity of their condition. Common deviated septum symptoms include difficulty breathing through the nose, frequent sinus infections, and nasal congestion or blockage. In some cases, a deviated nasal septum can also lead to snoring and sleep apnea. Those with a deviated nasal septum may also experience frequent nosebleeds as well as facial pain or headaches due to pressure in the sinuses. If you’re experiencing any of these deviated septum symptoms, it’s important to schedule an appointment here at NJ ENT to review possible treatments that can help improve your quality of life. The sooner deviated septum is identified and treated appropriately, the easier it is to manage.

Deviated Septum Diagnosis

A deviated nasal septum can be difficult to diagnose without a physical examination. Your doctor may use a lighted instrument called an endoscope to look inside your nose and check for any visible signs of deviated septum. Imaging tests such as X-rays or CT scans may also be used to confirm the diagnosis. Once a deviated septum has been diagnosed, NJ ENT can recommend treatment options that best fit your needs and lifestyle. If you’re having difficulty breathing through your nose or experiencing any other deviated nasal septum symptoms, talk to your doctor about possible diagnosis and treatment options today. Early intervention can help improve your quality of life and reduce the risk of complications associated with deviated septum.

Deviated Nasal Septum Causes

Unfortunately, deviated septum cannot be prevented as it is often caused by trauma or genetics. However, there are steps you can take to minimize the risk of developing deviated septum symptoms. Deviated septum is caused by a number of factors, such as birth defects, trauma or an injury to the nose.

Treatment of Deviated Nasal Septum

Treatment for a deviated nasal septum does not necessarily involve surgery. If there are symptoms of a deviated septum, nasal sprays or allergy therapy may be enough to decrease swelling resulting in a sufficient airway. However, if there is persistent obstruction despite conservative therapy, septoplasty surgery is often a great option.

Septoplasty Surgery

With septoplasty surgery, the deviated portion of the septum is removed or realigned to restore normal breathing patterns. In some cases, other treatments may be recommended in conjunction with deviated septum surgery to help relieve symptoms and improve airway function. The potential benefits of deviated septum surgery depend on the severity of your condition, as well as other factors such as age and overall health. If you’re considering deviated septum surgery, consult with your doctor to discuss your options and determine if it’s right for you.

Non-Surgical Options

For mild to moderate cases, non-surgical interventions may be explored. These can include nasal corticosteroid sprays, decongestants, and saline nasal irrigation to manage symptoms and improve nasal breathing.

How We Can Help

At NJ ENT, we believe in empowering our patients with knowledge. Our specialists take the time to educate you about your deviated septum, the available treatment options, and what to expect during and after treatment. The NJ ENT team has performed thousands of procedures and has the experience to provide you with exceptional care. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome. Our doctors are experts in their field specializing in nose and sinus disorders and the procedures and surgeries that can offer relief from those symptoms.

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Reviews From Our Deviated Septum Patients

After having surgery for a deviated septum I had a large septal perforation as well as problems with mucus in my throat. After extensively reading about my condition I was fortunate to find Dr. Undavia. I was impressed that he worked with Dr. Russell Kridel and confident he could help me. I had seen several doctors who were not willing to. Nearly all the tissue and cartilage was gone from my nose which had to be completely reconstructed by taking skin from my ear and scalp. Dr. Undavia is compassionate and reassuring. He has provided me with excellent care. I hold him in the highest esteem.

Joelle M

Dr. Samir Undavia, ENT so fine, You fixed my sinuses, so divine. My deviated septum, you straightened with ease, And reduced my turbinates, to bring me some peace. My concha bullosa, you too removed, And my sinus infection, you did disapprove. I can breathe again, thanks to your skill, And my gratitude, you can surely feel. You’re a kind and caring doctor, so rare, You answered all my questions, with patient care. I’m so grateful for your expert hand, You’re the best ENT in all the land. Thank you, Dr. Undavia, for all you’ve done, You’re a true lifesaver, my shining sun. I highly recommend you to all, For your ENT skills, you stand tall.

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