Balloon Sinus Dilation
Do you live with recurring or persisting sinus pain and pressure? Millions of Americans suffer from recurrent or persistent sinusitis and inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. Normally, your sinuses are filled with air, but when the sinuses become blocked, they can fill with mucus and become infected. Sinusitis is typically treated with medications but, for some patients, sinusitis symptoms never go away or return again and again requiring frequent or ongoing rounds of medication. Sinus symptoms include:
- Facial congestion/fullness
- Nasal blockage
- Nasal discharge
- Dental pain
- Bad breath
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should mention them to your doctor.
Break Your Sinusitis Routines
Until now, patients suffering from recurring or persisting sinus infections were trapped in routines of managing their symptoms with medication because there were few other options. In some instances, ENT physicians might recommend traditional sinus surgery which often involves removal of bone and tissue, which is typically effective but may also require a trip to the operating room as well as needing to take time off work to recover. Now, there is a new way to free you from your frustrating sinusitis routines: balloon sinus dilation technology.
How Does A Little Balloon Restore Sinus Drainage?
Balloon sinus dilation is an innovative, minimally invasive procedure that uses small balloons, similar to those used to open blocked arteries, to reopen the sinus pathways, restore drainage, and deliver immediate relief to sinusitis sufferers. Because balloon sinus dilation keeps sinus passages open, the procedure offers lasting long-term relief from the problems associated with sinusitis.
Quick Office Procedure, Quick Recovery
Unlike extensive sinus surgery, balloon sinus dilation does not require the removal of bone or tissue from sinus drainage pathways. It is often a quick office procedure that may be performed using local anesthesia. Recovery time is short, with many patients resuming normal activity the same day.
Are You Eligible For Balloon Sinus Dilation?
Balloon sinus dilation is designed to treat symptoms most commonly experienced by recurrent or persistent sinusitis sufferers. Dr. Spingarn will determine if you are eligible for balloon sinus dilation.