Few things are more frustrating than not being able to breathe through your nose. Laying down at night and trying to fall asleep when you are unable to breathe can disrupt your rest very quickly. Mouth breathing is also a bad habit that contributes to bad breath, snoring, dry mouth, cavities, and more. If you are having difficulty breathing through your nose due to chronic sinus infections, it is time to seek medical intervention.
Dr. Gregory Levitin at New York Sinusitis Treatment offers treatment for those who suffer from chronic sinusitis and are looking for a long-term solution to relieve their pain and discomfort. Balloon sinuplasty is a treatment designed to relieve the pressure within the sinuses and the problems with breathing. Balloon sinuplasty opens up the sinuses by using a balloon catheter that is inserted into the nasal cavities and inflated to expand the sinuses. Because there are no surgical incisions or tissue removal, the post-operative healing is much quicker than a surgical procedure.
Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus tissues or lining. When the sinus lining inflammation blocks mucus drainage, an infection can develop within the sinuses. Some of the symptoms of sinusitis include:
- Stuffy nose
- Facial pain and pressure
- Yellow or green mucus discharge from the nose
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Headache, often across the forehead
- Sore throat
- Upper tooth pain
When any of these symptoms are chronic or recurring, you need to see a specialist who can accurately diagnose your condition. Living with chronic sinus issues is miserable, and it can deteriorate your overall health.
Balloon sinuplasty has helped millions of people have fewer sinus infections and symptoms, improving their health and comfort. Dr. Levitin can help you decide if this procedure would be beneficial for you or if another type of sinus treatment would better suit your needs.