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What is Sinusitis?

Sinusitis, also known as rhinosinusitis, is one of the most common and debilitating health problems in the U.S. In fact, research shows sinusitis is now more common than heart disease and asthma.

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How is Sinusitis Treated?

The sinuses are air spaces behind the bones of the upper face and are located between the eyes and behind the forehead, nose, and cheeks. Each of the four pairs of sinuses has an opening that allows mucus to drain. This drainage is essential to keeping your sinuses clear. Anything that obstructs the flow may cause mucus buildup thereby causing chronic inflammation in the sinus lining. Signs and symptoms of sinusitis may include:

  • Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness

  • Discharge of yellow or green mucus from the nose

  • Loss of the sense of smell or taste

  • Fatigue

  • Bad breath

  • Difficulty breathing through the nose

  • Teeth pain

  • Headache

  • Sore throat

What Can I Do if My Sinusitis is Chronic?

Surgery isn’t your only option for chronic sinusitis. In fact, Dr. Gregory Duplechain is constantly researching the latest, most cutting-edge treatments available. After your medical exam, Dr. Duplechain ENT sinus specialist will sit down with you and review your treatment options so together you can decide which treatment is right for you. Those treatments include:

  • Endoscopic Sinus Surgery (ESS) — a procedure used to remove blockages in sinuses.

  • Balloon Sinuplasty™ — the newest, most minimally invasive surgical option.

  • Septoplasty– a procedure to center the septum, creating two nasal passages that are the same size.

Sinus problems are often caused by allergies (such as pollen, mold, dust mites). Working closely with Dr. Duplechain, he is able to provide a collaborative plan in treating chronic sinusitis.

Contact Us

If you're struggling with sinus issues or seeking expert care for sinus-related symptoms, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Duplechain. Together, we can develop a personalized treatment plan to address your needs and improve your quality of life.

Don't let sinus problems hold you back. Contact us today to take the first step toward better sinus health and breathing comfort.

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