About Deviated Septum

Not all deviations require treatment, but a severe deviation can contribute to allergies, sleep apnea, snoring, sinus infections, and decreased aerobic abilities.

A deviated septum is when the bone and cartilage that divide your nasal cavity are bent or angled.

Causes Of A Deviated Septum

Usually a deviated septum occurs during birth or fetal development. Other causes can be from injury, trauma, or deterioration of cartilage in the nasal tip as we age.

How Are Deviated Septums Treated?

If the deviation is not too severe it may be treated with medications such as antihistamines, decongestants, and nasal steroid sprays to help reduce inflammation and congestion. If medicine doesn’t work, then surgery known as septoplasty may be used to reposition a crooked septum.

Nasal Septoplasty

This is when a surgeon repositions a septum by straightening the bent cartilage and bone. This helps with breathing, nosebleeds, sleep apnea, sinus infections, and snoring in patients who suffer from a deviated septum.

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