Deviated Septum

Deviated Septum

The nasal septum is a wall of cartilage and bone in the center of the nose that divides the nasal cavity into two sides. When this wall is off-center, it is said to be deviated. A deviated septum can cause certain problems, such as difficulty breathing through the nose, but it can be corrected. The board-certified providers at Otolaryngology Plastic Surgery Associates in Doylestown, Sellersville, & Lansdale, PA, can treat a deviated septum.

Causes of a Deviated Septum

One common cause of a deviated septum is an injury to the nose. Such an injury could be the result of getting hit during a physical alternation, being in a car accident, or even playing certain types of sports, for example. Some individuals are born with a deviated septum. Additionally, a deviated septum can get worse over time as the nasal structures change with the aging process.

Symptoms of a Deviated Septum

A deviated septum can contribute to the development of various symptoms. Some of the symptoms commonly associated with a deviated septum include:

  • Difficulty breathing through the nose
  • Loud or noisy breathing while sleeping
  • Runny nose/post-nasal drip
  • Breathing through the mouth
  • Blocked nostrils or congestion
  • Diminished sense of smell
  • Nosebleeds
  • Snoring

Treatments for a Deviated Septum

Several options are available at our offices in Doylestown, Sellersville, & Lansdale, PA, for treating a deviated septum. Some treatments help manage symptoms, such as congestion or post-nasal drip. For symptom management, treatment could include prescription or over-the-counter medications, such as decongestants, antihistamines, or nasal steroid sprays.

It is also possible to correct a deviated septum through surgery. The procedure is called a septoplasty and involves straightening or repositioning the septum so that it is in the center of the nose. In some cases, a traditional rhinoplasty that alters the shape or size of the nose can also be used to correct a deviated septum. Our experienced doctors can determine if you are a candidate for surgical correction of your deviated septum.

Get Help for Your Deviated Septum

If a deviated septum is causing you problems, we can help. Schedule an appointment with one of our providers to discuss treatments for a deviated septum in Doylestown, Sellersville, and Landsdale, PA, by calling Otolaryngology Plastic Surgery Associates at (215) 348-1152.

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Sellersville, PA 18960