An expert ENT doctor can help you figure out if you have deviated septum in a physical examination. The ENT specialist can also ask questions to discuss if you are facing symptoms or not. The doctor can see if the symptoms are getting worse or improving. The expert ENT specialist diagnoses a deviated septum with a bright light and an instrument that can help visualize the nasal septum by opening the nostril.
Surgical Treatment of Deviated Septum
The best treatment of a deviated nasal septum is an advanced surgical procedure with modern medical devices. The best possible surgical procedure for treating a deviated septum and sleep apnea takes anywhere between 60-90 minutes to complete. However, it depends on the complexity of the condition as well. The modern treatment entails the reconstruction of the nasal septum, septoplasty, and removal of any hindrance such as extra pieces of cartilage or bone. In the modern daycare procedure to straighten the septum, the patient may not experience any pain. After the treatment, a patient will feel improved breathing, improved quality of life, a heightened sense of smell and a better facial structure.