A turbinate, also known as a nasal concha, is a long and narrow bone shelf that is protruding into the breathing passage of the nose, and there are three on each side of the nose (superior, middle and inferior).
The nasal airway is divided into four separate air passages by the turbinates.
Their purpose is to purify and humidify the air that enters your nose, filtering dirt, pollen, dust, and other irritants before they can travel to your lungs.
Turbinate enlargement or inflammation can occur as a result of allergies or other circumstances.
Once turbinates become enlarged, they can obstruct the breathing and cause symptoms ranging from mild (sneezing, stuffy nose, congestion) to serious (headaches, frequent sinus infections, sleep apnea.)
In situations where these problems cannot be solved with antihistamines or other medications, surgical procedures become necessary to reduce the size of the turbinates and to restore the quality of life.
Our minimally invasive, In-Office Turbinate Reduction surgery is a quick and nearly painless procedure that offers great relief and restored functionality in a very short period of time.
If you suffer from any of the symptoms of enlarged turbinates, schedule an appointment now for an evaluation. Our Boca Raton ENTs perform this procedure in-office, focusing primarily on your comfort and relief.
Symptoms of Enlarged Turbinates
Chronis sinus infections
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