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Tucson, Arizona 85712
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Tucson, Arizona 85704
What are the symptoms?
Difficulty breathing through the nose
What’s going on behind the scenes?
The septum, made of bone and cartilage, separates one side of the nose from the other. Typically, it sits at the center and divides the nasal cavity evenly, but the septum can be crooked or shifted to one side, which is called a deviated septum. Sometimes, spurs of bone and cartilage can protrude out of the septum causing further blockage. Most who have a deviated septum have only a minor deviation; symptoms are unlikely in these cases. You can be born with a deviated septum or nasal trauma can cause deviation.
How Tucson ENT can help
Septoplasty surgery can help correct the deviation and restore nasal airflow when the septum becomes so deviated that air cannot pass. This surgery can help one breathe a lot better and improve problems like snoring too.