Suffering from chronic sinus pain can be debilitating. In many cases, individuals with this condition accept the pain they experience as part of their life. In some cases, patients attempt to manage their symptoms with medication or surgery. However, medication can come with unpleasant side effects, and traditional surgery can result in a lengthy recovery process. Fortunately, balloon sinus dilation can provide those suffering with relief. With a better understanding of this condition and how this treatment option can help, you will be able to determine if it is the right choice for you.
What Is Sinusitis?
The sinuses are located behind the bones of your upper face. They are typically full of air and lie between the cheeks, nose, eyes, and forehead. Each of the sinuses has an opening that allows mucus to drain. When they become inflamed, it can result in them being unable to drain correctly.
Those who have sinusitis may experience swelling and inflammation in their sinuses. This can result in mucus becoming trapped inside, preventing individuals from being able to breathe properly through their nose. This can lead to chronic infections, pain, and swelling.
How Does Balloon Sinus Dilation Work?
To relieve the symptoms of sinusitis, patients may receive balloon sinus dilation. During this procedure, the surgeon will insert a small balloon through the nose and up into the sinus openings. The balloon is then inflated to open up the sinuses, allowing the cavity to drain properly.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Balloon Sinus Dilation?
Although balloon sinus dilation is an effective treatment option for individuals who suffer from sinusitis and other chronic sinus issues, this procedure may not be suitable for everyone. To be considered a good candidate for this treatment, you must meet the following criteria:
- You have experienced a chronic sinus infection that does not seem to respond well to other treatments.
- You are struggling with nasal congestion, coughing, chronic bad breath, and headaches.
- You do not have polyps or an overgrowth of excessive tissue in the sinuses.
To see if this treatment option can provide you with relief, reach out to Del Rey, MD, today.
See If Balloon Sinus Dilation Is Right for You
The team at Del Rey MD has decades of combined experience helping individuals across Los Angeles and Marina Del Rey achieve positive results with balloon sinus dilation.
If you would like to see if this treatment option can help you, contact their office at 310-823-4444 to schedule an appointment to get started.