An ENT specialist would perform a physical examination to find out the exact location of the infection. In a few cases, blood tests or throat culture tests are also conducted in order to determine the nature and severity of the condition.
Before the surgery, you will be sedated using a local anesthesia so that you won't feel any pain during the surgical process. This is done in an outpatient setting, which means that you can go home on the day of the surgery. The surgeon will insert a small instrument into your mouth to prop it open. After the procedure, you will be shifted to the recovery room until you are awake.. The doctor will also give you medication to reduce the pain and swelling.