We specialize in treating a variety of nose and mouth-related conditions, from mild to complex. Our experts offer comprehensive care, from diagnosis to treatment and rehabilitation, ensuring personalized solutions for conditions affecting these vital parts of your body.
Conditions We Treat
We provide expert care for facial injuries, including broken bones, major cuts or other significant injuries. Our goal is to minimize the impact of the injury on your appearance and functionality and get you back to your activities swiftly.
Our ENT specialists diagnose and treat deviated septum, a condition where the nasal septum is off-center, causing breathing difficulties. We provide non-surgical interventions like medications, nasal sprays, and surgical options like septoplasty to correct the deviation and improve nasal airflow.
Our ENT services include diagnosing and managing chronic sinusitis, a common condition characterized by inflammation of the sinus cavities. We employ various treatment modalities, including medication, nasal irrigation, and in some cases, minimally invasive sinus surgery to manage and prevent recurrent sinusitis and it’s often debilitating headaches, pain and variety of other symptoms.
We diagnose and treat conditions that cause unrelenting nasal congestion, whether due to allergies, sinusitis, or structural issues. We provide relief and help maintain unobstructed breathing.
We provide assessment and treatment for tongue tie, a condition that can affect speech and eating in newborns and children. Procedures range from speech therapy to minor surgical procedures, if needed.
We offer solutions for recurrent mouth sores, diagnosing the root cause and providing a range of treatments to alleviate pain and prevent a recurrence.
We specialize in the assessment, treatment, and follow-up care for nasal fractures. Our priority is to restore normal function and appearance, reducing the risk of long-term complications.
We diagnose and treat conditions causing frequent nosebleeds, offering immediate care and long-term solutions to prevent frequent and inconvenient recurrences.
Snoring and Sleep Apnea
We offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for snoring and sleep apnea, including lifestyle modifications, oral appliances, and, if necessary, surgical interventions to improve breathing during sleep and enhance overall sleep quality. See our page on Snoring and Sleep Apnea for additional information on the conditions and the treatment options we provide.
Various treatment options exist for adult snoring, depending on its cause. Lifestyle changes, such as weight loss, alcohol moderation, and sleep position adjustments, can sometimes alleviate snoring.
Oral appliances like mandibular advancement devices can help keep the airway open during sleep. CPAP machines, as discussed, are often used for sleep apnea-related snoring.
In more severe cases, surgeries such as Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (removes excess throat tissue) or hypoglossal nerve stimulation (stimulates tongue muscles to keep the airway open) may be recommended. It’s crucial to have a medical evaluation as persistent snoring can indicate serious conditions like sleep apnea.
Nose, Sinus & Mouth Procedures
Nose Surgeries (Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty)
Nose surgeries can address both aesthetic and functional issues. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose, enhancing facial symmetry, while correcting breathing problems due to structural abnormalities. Septoplasty straightens a deviated septum, alleviating symptoms like nosebleeds or difficulty breathing. The turbinate reduction can alleviate chronic congestion.
These procedures can often be performed endoscopically, reducing recovery time and minimizing scars. It’s crucial for patients to have realistic expectations and discuss their goals thoroughly with their surgeon.
When sinusitis persists despite medical treatment, sinus surgery may be considered. This procedure clears blocked sinuses, aiding in easier breathing and relieving chronic sinus symptoms. A common method is Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS), where a thin, flexible tube with a camera is inserted into the nose. The surgeon uses specialized tools to remove polyps or other obstructions.
More recently, Balloon Sinuplasty offers a less invasive option, using a balloon to widen the sinus openings. Balloon sinuplasty procedures are performed in the comfort of our offices with minimal risk and significant improvement in our patients’ quality of life. See our page on Balloon Sinuplasty to learn more about this amazing procedure.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
CPAP is a primary treatment for sleep apnea, a condition that causes interrupted breathing during sleep. The patient wears a mask over their nose and/or mouth connected to a machine that delivers a continuous stream of air. This constant airflow helps keep the airways open, preventing pauses in breathing.
By ensuring a steady oxygen supply, CPAP can help alleviate symptoms such as daytime fatigue and loud snoring and reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. However, patient compliance is essential as some may find the device uncomfortable or hard to adjust to. Learn more about CPAP on our Snoring and Sleep Apnea page.
At ENT Centers of North Texas, we are dedicated to improving your nose & sinus health and addressing any concerns you may have about your ear, nose, throat and other related structures. Contact our offices today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced and compassionate specialists.