Nose and sinus symptoms can range from a constant runny nose or stuffy head to facial pain, headache, chronic infection and difficulty breathing. These symptoms can make you feel miserable.
At SCENT, we employ the latest sinus and nasal treatments and procedures that can have you feeling better again.
Nose & Sinus Services
When the septum, or thin wall of bone and cartilage between your nostrils, becomes out of line or off-center, this is known as a deviated septum. Many times a deviated septum can be left alone if symptoms aren’t severe, but if the septum is blocking or pushing into one of the nostrils, a septoplasty, or surgical procedure used to correct the deviated septum, may become necessary.
Balloon sinus dilation or balloon sinuplasty, is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small, flexible balloon catheter to open blocked or inflamed sinuses. This in-office procedure is safe and effective and does not involve the removal of bone or tissue. Learn More
Our surgical specialists use the latest technology such as image-guided surgery which can reveal the exact anatomy of a patient’s nose and sinuses and can guide surgeons to the precise areas that require surgery. Image guided surgery can be used in a number of sinus surgeries and is especially helpful in more difficult cases.
Turbinates are structures on the side wall of the nasal passageways believed to clean or modify the air we breathe. When the turbinates become swollen or enlarged, you can have difficulty sleeping, breathing through the nose or may have frequent nosebleeds. Turbinate surgery can help reduce or correct the size of the turbinates to open airways.
Chemical cautery therapy is used to treat a variety of sinus problems including chronic sinusitis, nosebleeds and sinus pain. Generally painless and non-invasive, this therapy can be performed in-office and involves a spray treatment. Chemical cautery usually takes the place of other medications a patient may be using such as antihistamines, decongestants and nasal sprays.
We offer in-office CT, or CAT scans of the paranasal sinuses, or the hollow, air-filled spaces located within the bones of the face. We can also scan the nasal cavity, or the system of air channels connecting the nose with the back of the throat. This type of scan can produce three-dimensional images of the areas being examined and can help your physician diagnose a variety of conditions.