Getting More Sleep and Relief
If you have chronic sinusitis, you know how much it can detract from your life. Sinuses can become stuffed with mucus that block drainage and cause headaches, pressure and pain.
Surgery is an effective way to get rid of the obstructions that are causing these problems. The surgeon removes the mucus membrane, swollen tissue, polyps or scar tissues that are obstructing your sinuses.
Dry Mouth and Bad Breath
People with sinusitis often have dry mouth, which can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. The reduced saliva means that food and oral debris can stick to your teeth and cause enamel breakdown.
Better Oxygen and Energy
After surgery, your sinuses will be able to drain naturally, which alleviates the pain and pressure that comes from chronic congestion. This will allow you to feel more energetic and less irritable.
Aside from the reduction in pain and pressure, a major benefit of sinus surgery is that it can help you sleep better. The pressure and discomfort of sinuses can prevent you from falling asleep at night, preventing a quality night’s rest.
Reduced Risk of Future Infections
With blocked sinuses, infected secretions are more likely to accumulate and trigger new infections. This can also lead to a worsening of current sinusitis symptoms.
In some cases, we can prescribe medications to improve the condition of your sinuses before surgery. These can include antibiotics or steroid nasal sprays.
Prior to surgery, you should stop taking any medications that promote bleeding. These include aspirin, ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), naproxen (Aleve), and others.