A deviated septum is a condition in which the nasal septum – the bone and cartilage that divide the nasal cavity in half – is off center or crooked. This condition can cause breathing difficulty.
Sometimes symptoms of a deviated septum can be improved with conservative treatment options, such as medication. If medicine alone doesn’t offer relief, a surgical procedure called septoplasty may be recommended.
To learn if you have a deviated septum, visit a DFW Sinus Select ear, nose and throat specialist to properly diagnose your condition and receive information about your treatment options. We specialize in tailoring treatments designed for the best possible long-term results with minimal side effects.
Some people are born with a deviated septum, while others develop a deviated septum from injury or trauma to the nose.
Nasal congestion is the most common symptom of this condition. Recurrent or repeated sinus infections can also be a sign of a deviated septum. Other symptoms may include:
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