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Facial Pain Specialist

Lake Grove ENT

Board Certified Otolaryngologist & Otolaryngologic Allergy located in Lake Oswego, OR

Facial pain often goes hand-in-hand with ear, nose, and throat problems — which makes the physicians at Lake Grove ENT the ideal specialists to treat your issue effectively. At their office in Lake Oswego, Oregon, the team of ear, nose, and throat specialists commonly diagnoses and treats conditions that cause facial pain, such as sinusitis and deviated septum. Reach out for help by calling the office or clicking the online booking button now.

Facial Pain Q & A

What causes facial pain?

There are many reasons for facial pain. The ear, nose, and throat specialists at Lake Grove ENT treat facial pain related to ENT conditions such as:

  • Sinusitis
  • Chronic rhinitis
  • Deviated septum
  • Severe ear infection
  • Nasal obstruction
  • Nasal polyps
  • Thyroid hormone deficiency 

There are many other conditions that might cause or contribute to facial pain, as well. 

When should I see an ENT doctor for facial pain?

If you have facial pain at the same time as ear, nose, or throat symptoms, chances are that it's connected to your ENT issue. In this situation, Lake Grove ENT is the best medical specialist to help you because they have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating ENT conditions like sinusitis and chronic rhinitis. 

How do you diagnose the cause of facial pain?

Your Lake Grove ENT doctor conducts a full exam to look for problems within your sinus cavities, ears, and throat. In many cases, you'll need a sinus CT scan for diagnostic purposes. 

A sinus CT scan produces detailed 3D images of your sinuses, including bones, soft tissue, and blood vessels in your face, with only minimal radiation exposure. The scan reveals problems that cause facial pain, such as nasal polyps or a deviated septum. 

How do you treat facial pain?

Facial pain treatment generally focuses on the underlying cause of your pain, so your doctor treats your ear, nose, or throat problem first. 

Some conditions respond to medication very well, while others might require an in-office treatment. For example, balloon sinuplasty for chronic sinusitis or ClariFix┬« for chronic rhinitis are both effective minimally invasive office-based procedures. 

In some situations, for example, with a severely deviated septum that doesn't respond to other treatments, you could need surgery to relieve your facial pain and other symptoms. In a septoplasty, your doctor straightens your septum and removes any excess tissue. 

In most cases, facial pain is a very treatable problem once you learn its triggers. The Lake Grove ENT team offers the latest state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and specialized treatments in the office to help you treat facial pain for good. 

Book your appointment online or call the Lake Grove ENT office to arrange your consultation now.