If you or your child has nasal obstruction, nasal breathing can be difficult both day and night. At night, however, nasal obstruction can contribute to snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. At the Yale Airway and Sleep Disorders Program, our team
, composed of multidisciplinary specialists including maxillofacial surgeons
, dentists, and sleep disorder specialists, can provide relief from obstructive sleep apnea and snoring with surgical and non-surgical treatments.
The most common surgical procedures used to treat nasal obstruction are turbinate surgery, septoplasty, and rhinoplasty and nasal valve surgery.
- Turbinate surgery reduces the size of enlarged turbinates.
- Septoplasty attempts to straighten a deviated septum and restore its position to the midline to open the nasal airway.
- Rhinoplasty and nasal valve surgery are commonly used to treat nasal obstruction that originates at the external nose.
will discuss which treatment option is best for you or your child and provide detailed answers to all your questions and concerns.