Turbinate Reduction

Does Afrin or oral decongestants like Sudafed significantly improve your nasal breathing? If so, there is a simple, painless, and effective office procedure that permanently improves nasal breathing.  Imagine the freedom of being able to breathe freely without medicine! 


Your nose is a humidity chamber.  To warm and humidify the air, the nasal cavity is lined with turbinates -- erectile, finger-like structures that can swell and, subsequently, block our nasal passageways.  This swelling can occur from a cold or nasal allergies, or simply from laying down.

In addition to snoring, swollen turbinates can also be a contributing factor to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Dr. Ludwick has successfully performed hundreds of Turbinate Reduction procedures.  On average, this in-office procedure takes 15 minutes and recovery time is approximately two weeks.  You can return to work the same day and there is normally no post-operative pain.

In some cases, a Septoplasty may be combined with a Turbinate Reduction so that a normal nasal airway can be restored.

If you think Turbinate Reduction could be a solution to your snoring problem, Request an appointment and let West Houston ENT and Sleep Center bring a quiet night’s sleep back into your life.

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