Sinus disease was once considered as incurable but with the advent of latest equipments and better drugs availability, its now almost curable. The availability of endoscopes, high resolution camera, microdebrider and more sophisticated instruments the results are outstanding, and not to forget the better drugs available like steroid sprays and antihistamines. Orange Dental and ENT Care Centre, Snore and Sinus Clinic has the provision of latest technology to cure all possible sinus problems. Our doctors have a broad range of experience and expertise in diagnosing and managing general sinus cases as well as more complex sinus conditions.
The nose and sinuses are a part of the upper respiratory tract. The function of the nose in addition to smell is to warm, humidify and filter air that passes through it. The external nose consists of a bony and cartilaginous framework. The nostrils, or anterior nares, form the external opening to the nose. The nasal septum is a midline internal structure that separates the left and right nasal cavities. It is composed of cartilage and bone. A deviated nasal septum can cause nasal obstruction.
There are four sets of paired sinuses. The maxillary sinuses are located beneath the cheeks and under the eyes. The frontal sinuses are above the eyes behind the forehead. The ethmoids are honeycomb shaped sinuses located between the eyes and the sphenoid sinuses are located behind the nose and below the brain. Each of these sinuses is an enclosed space that drains through an ostium or opening into the nose. The sinuses are lined by mucosa that is similar to the lining of the nose. These ostia can become blocked by inflammation or swelling of the mucosa as well as by tumors or bony structures.
The lateral nasal wall internally contains the three turbinate bones.These scroll-like structures are covered in a mucous membrane that contains vascular channels which can swell under certain conditions, such as allergy or inflammation. The tear duct or nasolacrimal duct drains tears from the eyes into the nose where it enters beneath the inferior turbinate. Blockage of this duct from injury or disease causes excess tearing of the eye, or epiphora.
Common sinus problems
|Deviated nasal sseptum||CSF leak|
|Turbinate hypertrophy’||Nasal duct blockage (watering from Eyes)|
|Sinonasal polyposis||Orbital decompression|
Nasal septal deviations are common, and it is rare for doctors to see a perfectly straight nasal septum--the dividing line of cartilage between your two nostrils.
We at Orange have latest technology and infrastructure to diagnose and treat these problems. We have latest instruments, endoscopes and machinery(microdebrider) to make this surgery a simple and to give complete relief to the patient. The surgery is done endoscopically completely inside the nose.
Rhinosinusitis, or sinusitis, is a condition involving inflammation in one or more of the paranasal sinuses. Acute sinusitis is inflammation usually caused by an infection lasting less than 4 weeks. Acute sinusitis usually resolves with medical therapy including antibiotics. Chronic sinusitis is sinonasal inflammation lasting for more than 12 weeks and can be cause by multiple factors.
Recurrent sinusitis and chronic sinusitis can cause long-term symptoms that can negatively impact a person’s quality of life. Chronic inflammation of the mucosal lining in the nose and sinuses may lead to the formation of nasal polyps in severe cases. Surgery can be effective in eliminating these symptoms if adequate medical therapy fails.
We at Orange have latest technology and infrastructure to diagnose and treat these problems.