Nasal Obstruction & Treatment with Septoplasty, Turbinate Reduction, & Balloon Sinuplasty
Nasal obstruction refers to any congestion of the nose or nasal cavities caused by a number of conditions. These include abnormal anatomical structures within the nose or inflammation of blood vessels causing nasal passages to narrow.
- Difficulty breathing through the nose, either through one nostril or both
- Forced to breathe through the mouth
A crookedness of the nasal septum, also called a deviated septum, can lead to a narrowed airway and nasal obstruction.
Turbinates—bones in the nose covered by nasal lining—can form abnormally or become swollen, thereby causing nasal obstruction. Air cells can also develop within a turbinate, taking up extra space in the nasal cavity.
Enlarged adenoids, which are seated at the back of the nose, are also a common cause of nasal obstruction.
Inflammation can result from allergies and sinusitis. Allergens are breathed in, producing a reaction from the body’s immune system, including swelling and inflammation of the nose. This is also known as sinusitis, though sinusitis has other causes as well.
Whatever the Cause of Your Nasal Obstruction, Dr. Kaplan Has a Solution
Schedule an appointment with us today to get an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Our services include septoplasty to repair a deviated septum, turbinate reduction surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery to remove adenoidal tissue, personalized allergy services, and balloon sinuplasty to safely reopen nasal passageways in the case of sinusitis.