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Deviated septum and dental

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I had a septoplasty in the summer to repair my badly deviated septum. I now wake up alert and full of energy for the first time in my life and school is a breeze. I had so many problems that I thought for sure it could not be related to my sinuses. ALL of them were. I feel like my life before the surgery was just wasted because I didn't function at half the level I now do.
I know for me, even though my septum hasn't completely straightened out, I no longer have the problems associated with deviated septum. A doctor cannot completely straighten your septum if the extent of deviation is severe because in reality, the nasal cartilage/bone needs to be chipped away to an extent exceeding which you risk nasal perforation which again needs corrective surgery.
I do have a neilmed sinus kit, but I also have a deviated septum and a concha bullosa so rinsing that side of the sinus doesn't always work too well. Thanks again for your response.
if they have a deviated septum and if allergy treatment doesn’t work, then we can offer a septoplasty. There is also surgery to reduce the turbinates, which are these wing-like structures on the side of the nose that swell when you have a cold or allergy and there’s one other condition called nasal valve collapse that is frequently undiagnosed. This is a condition where the sidewall nostrils of your nose tend to collapse due to just natural weakening or due to previous surgery.
If indeed I have sleep apnea, then would you say it is best to treat that before attempting to fix the deviated septum. My deviated septum did not give me any problems until 2 years back when I developed the forward head. Are there any laser septoplasty methods?
My husband suffers from sleep apnea and his snoring over the past 2 years has become very challenging to sleep with. He had the pillar implants and surgery for his deviated septum and still snores a lot. He recently took a sleep test and his ENT doctor diagnosed him as still suffering from sleep apnea. Should he now go and have the Uvula removed and will this help him? He feels his nasal passages have greatly improved since the deviated septum surgery but the snoring is still a big problem.
It revealed nothing abnormal. I also underwent sinus surgery for a deviated septum and unfortunately that hasn't remedied the problem. Some days I feel better than others, and I haven't been able to correlate it with anything (weather/food/sleep/etc). Are neurological problems likely at my age (28)?
It takes an experienced clinician to know the difference and it is taught in many dental schools and other training programs that you can't recapture (reduce) discs in the TMjoint. That is not true, but it takes more skill to recapture than to treat patients 'off the disc'. You'll get heated arguments on both sides of that issue.
Six years later we are looking at another drainage, turbinate reduction, and correction of a deviated septum. I also advise sinus rinses, although my child adamantly refuses to do this.
I usually don't breathe very well and i get headaches very often and especially when it is hot and i make effort. What do you think about my headaches,are they related to those above?
August - I have had a surgury to fix a deviated septum. The doctor prescribes Alegra D and Singular. More pills. He also sends me for an alergy test. The test indicates that I am hightly alergic to almost everything. tested. The Alergist recommends a treatment of injections over 5 years. This is suppose to clear up my alergies. I want to do it but I will wait until I know I will be in the area long enough to start and complete the procedure.
Despite the vertigo being resolved, what I seem to have now is a forward head posture, stiff muscles and joints in the jaw, neck and shoulders and hips. But most of all I have breathing issues and the sides of my neck, shoulder and jaw seem all jammed up . I used to have severe restriction in my rib cage which affected my breathing. My physio gave me some exercises which helped fix this and my breathing is better.
By definition everyone has a slightly crooked (deviated) nasal septum. There are various reasons for having a deviated septum, including trauma, but the most common reason is no reason at all. It’s just the way your nose developed. What’s more important than how deviated your septum is is what’s happening in front of an around your septum. Wings in Your Nose Turbinates are wing-like structures that attach to the sidewalls of the nasal cavity, opposite the midline nasal septum.
i also have a deviated nasal septum because of which i am very prone to infections of the tonsils and pharynx.The eye pain is becoming a problem since i am a final year dental student and i am having a very tough time handling patients as i experience pain on eyeball movement.could you also tell me about any medicine that offers quick relief from sinusitis?please help,i would be grateful. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/882171'>Pain Behind Eye on Movement</a>.
Few common causes are chronic allergies, tonsil hypertrophy, nasal polyps, deviated nasal septum, constricted upper airways, adenoids etc.You will need a complete Ear nose throat examination by an ENT specialist. A dental check up will also be helpful. A physical examination is very important for determining the correct cause of your symptoms. Treatment will depend on the underlying cause. I hope it helps. Best wishes and kind regards!
I have been checked out by Neuro, ENT and GP and NOTHING. I'm wondering if I have TMJ but I don't know. Here are my symptoms... Right ear pain Right ear fullness/ringing Pain behind right eye spot headaches on right side grinding teeth at night stiff neck - going into my shoulders I had an MRI/MRA back in Oct and all it showed was chronic sinusitis which I am being treated for by my ENT however he knows the pain is not coming from my ear. I am worried. Could this be an aneursym?
Thanks for the input, I do not feel so alone. OH, I did ask ENT about the deviated septum and that I probably have had all my life, and why now, why surgery? His only answer is that sometimes when people get to their 40's these symptoms start to get worse and he could not guarantee that the surgery would fix the problem. and I am not 40 yet, by the way.. I am just a bit skeptical of this surgery..want to check all other avenues first. sorry so long...
As the turbinates swell due to allergies, colds, or weather changes, the air passageways narrow further, especially if you have a mildly deviated nasal septum, and particularly if you have nasal valve collapse. One of the most common misunderstandings that I see by both doctors and patients alike is that they think that swollen turbinates are polyps. The nasal turbinates can swell so much that you can sometimes see the reddish-pink, fleshy grape-like mass through your nostrils.
If your nose is stuffy for whatever reason—allergies, polyps, deviated septum, or anything else—that’s the first thing that I address, whether medically or surgically. This is because if you don’t breathe well through your nose, then everything else downstream is more prone to collapse. So once the nose is taken care of and if you still have sleep apnea, then you can try going back to the CPAP.
They said I have some post nasal drip but that was it. They also said I had a deviated septum and maybe that was causing the pain. The doctor said the lymphnode on the left side was slightly swollen but since this hasn't changed in a year it was nothing to worry about. I keep thinking it's something horrible which actually seems to make it worse. The dentist said it was TMJ but he didn't perform an Xray. Is there a definitive test for TMJ like an x ray?
The other possibility is that you have a foreign body in nose, deviated nasal septum. This makes a person prone to repeated infections and allergy like symptoms. Another possibility is laryngopharyngeal reflux. This throws the stomach content into the throat without heartburn. Please consult an ENT specialist for proper treatment of this post nasal drip. Treating this will take care of the foul smell too. Hope this helps. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Had sinus sugery 4 days ago (fixed deviated septum, right turbinate reduction, sinus drainage hole enlarged). Gum pain is a lot worse than the sinus surgery pain in nose/sinuses. General anesthesia caused 3 ulcers, the one on gum-line hasn't healed, very painful, seemed to be the trigger. (Some numbing, tingling under top teeth from surgery but can deal with that.
Well, when I went for my 6 week check up with the nasal surgery I had polyps to develop and required immediate surgery so that I could breathe. The doctor screwed up when he fixed my deviated septum and I had to have reconstructive surgery done. Basically I had a bone graph done removing bone from the inside of my cheek to rebuild my septum. Throughout all of this I was in a tremendous amount of pain.
Usually it's not one thing, but usually due to a combination of different reasons. For example, if you have a mildly deviated septum, suffering from mild allergies will swell up your nasal turbinates, narrowing you nasal passageways. This may not be enough to clog up your nose, but if you have flimsy nostrils or had rhinoplasty in the past that weakened the nostrils, then breathing in with a stuffy nose may trigger your nostrils to collapse.
Turns out I have a severe deviated septum that needs surgury. So hopefully once this all is done I will be good to go.
i also the same as you Melted27, i have a sinusitis and a mild deviated septum. i dont know the connection but sometimes, if i cant breath either on one of the hole of my nose, some part of my body feels pain. like on my knees. on my chest. and on the nerve of my testes. i believe that there is a strong connection of sinusitis (or deviated septum) on the pain that we felt on some part of our body. I really want to have a surgery but i dont have the money.so I used to live with it.
plastic surgery in July (breast reduction and tummy tuck; high blood pressure and I am hypoglecemic. My PCP states he heard something in my neck and has ordered a Caritoid Ultrasound but I am concern that this is not my problem and it is something we are missing. I am having a low grade headache;some low grade burred vision; dizziness when turning over in the bed and some facial pain behind my eyes. Please tell me if we should be looking at other things.
I don't breath as well through one nostril so maybe I have a partially deviated septum. I can train (swim/bike/run) without any significant issues but always wonder if I could breath better. 3) I can't sleep on my back as I get an odd crushing/breathless sensation in my chest. So I have to sleep on my side. This isn't really a problem but I'm wondering if this is a symptom of a significant problem.
Mine is little different because where ever I am at this smell stays in, my room , at work and in my car.. and the smell changes all the time it depends what I eat. I also get thursty If I dont drink water. I start to get a dry throat and mouth... If i drink anything else that is not water my breath gets worse.. please help!
my symptoms are bad headche almost like a dizzy feeling but it might be just the headache im feeling,and i feel short of breath alot of the times it feels like a pressure in my throat like right under my chin like if i bend my head i feel it but sometimes i feel like its coming from the chest but more often i feel the throat pressure, i have no nasal symptoms when this first started i pressure and fullness in my ears thats no longer happening,and one thing i did notice is like where my eyebrow
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