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Shortly after beginning my Otolaryngology practice in Arlington, I came to recognize an unmet need in the community for an ENT physician who also has an advanced knowledge and interest in treating allergy. I noticed that so many of my patients upper respiratory disorders are caused by or worsened by allergy.
Allergy drops are used by ENT sepcialists as a method of treating allergies by placing drops underneath the tongue. Very similar to allergy shots, allergy drops work by administering a series of physician-dosed antigens under the tongue of a patient suffering from allergies.
Our ENT specialists play a leading role in the management of patients with allergies and allergy symptoms. One way we accomplish this is through allergy shots, also referred to as immunotherapy.
The symptoms of colds and allergies are similar and oftentimes confused with one another, making it difficult to tell the difference between the two. A runny nose, scratchy throat, headache, and congestion are all typical symptoms of both colds and allergies, which is where the confusion comes in.
A frenulectomy is the technical term for a tongue-tie, which is an abnormality present from birth. When this occurs in newborns, the membrane linking the tongue to the floor of the mouth (lingual frenulum) is too short.
A parotidectomy is the surgical procedure that is used to either partially or completely remove the parotid gland. The parotid gland is a salivary gland that is responsible for making saliva. There are two paratoid glands, one located on either side of the mouth.
Cancers of the head and neck are amongst the few types of cancer for which a specific cause can be identified. Patients who report the symptoms you will find below will be examined by their ENT doctor in order to determine whether or not they may have a head or neck tumor.
Hyperparathyroidism is the principle disease of the parathyroid glands and occurs when one of the parathyroids develop a tumor. However, parathyroid cancer and hypoparathyroidism are also categorized as parathyroid diseases.
The thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland that is located at the base of the neck and is designed to produce hormones that regulate the body’s metabolism. Situated in the middle of the lower neck, the thyroid is characterized by two halves (lobes) which are joined by a small tissue bar.
Hoarseness is a non-specific term that signifies that a voice is abnormal. When experiencing hoarseness, a person’s voice may sound breathy, raspy, strained, or show significant changes in volume or pitch.
Snoring and sleep apnea are common ailments millions of people suffer from each night. While snoring can be loud and disruptive to loved ones, it is important to remember that it may signal a life threatening disorder, such as sleep apnea.
Tonsil and adenoid disease are one of the most common reasons people seek the services of an ENT doctor. Tonsils and adenoids are masses of tissue that are actually quite similar to lymph nodes, which are found in the neck, groin, and arm pits.
A rhinoplasty is one of the most common types of cosmetic nose surgeries performed by ENT doctors today. Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job, is a procedure that will change the overall appearance of the nose for the better.
There are a handful of problems and conditions that can affect both the nose and sinuses, including infections, allergies, and deformities. One of the most common conditions is a deviated septum, which is what occurs when the wall that separates the nostrils (called the septum) is displaced.
A traditional endoscopic sinus surgery is a procedure designed to open the natural drainage pathways of the sinuses in order to restore their overall function. This procedure is ideal for patients who are suffering from chronic or recurrent sinusitis, as the sinuses are unable to adequately drain because of inflammation.
Balloon sinuplasty is an innovative procedure that works to relieve both the pain and pressure associated with chronic sinusitis. It is performed by experienced ENT doctors to safely and effectively treat patients who are suffering from chronic sinusitis.
Sinusotos is an inflammation of the sinus lining that causes the cavities located around your nasal passages to become inflamed, swollen, and irritated. While sinus infections are quite common, when the symptoms just aren't going away it may be necessary for you to visit your local ENT doctor.
The eardrum is a small, delicate, oval-shaped membrane that separates the outer ear from the middle ear. This part of the ear serves as a barrier to help stave off infections from spreading to the middle ear from the outer ear.
A cholesteatoma is a skin growth that occurs in the middle of the ear behind the eardrum, which is considered an abnormal location. This is usually a repeated infection, which oftentimes leads to an ingrowth of the skin in the eardrum.
Earwax is also known as cerumen and is the soft yellow wax that is secreted by glands in your ear canal. Earwax blockage commonly occurs when the earwax becomes lodged and blocks the ear canal.
Tinnitus is a medical condition that is characterized by a persistent ringing, roaring, or buzzing in one or both of the ears. In some patients these symptoms come and go, whereas other people experience these noises permanently.
Sensorineural hearing loss, commonly referred to as nerve hearing loss, accounts for 90% of hearing loss and refers to problems within the inner ear.
Conductive hearing loss is typically characterized by a loss of hearing where the sound is not properly transmitted through the outer ear canal to the eardrum and small bones of the middle ear.
Dizziness is a balance disorder that is far more common than many people think. Also referred to as vertigo, dizziness occurs when the inner ear malfunctions, creating an imbalance.
An infection or inflammation of the middle ear, otitis media often takes its form when infections that commonly cause sore throats, colds, or other respiratory problems spread to the middle ear. These types of infections can be either bacterial or viral and the disease primarily affects infants and young children.
Otitis externa, or Swimmer's Ear, is an inflammation of the outer ear structures, including the ear canal and pinna. Typically caused by a bacterial infection or fungi, this condition commonly affects swimmers, which is where it gets its name.
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The board certified physicians of Central Park Ear Nose Throat work as a team to provide the best quality of service to our patients. We help countless people with allergy issues, ear infections, hearing impairments, colds and sinus infections. We believe that by assisting others through education and compassion, we can improve and restore quality of life for our patients and their loved ones.
Whether you have allergies, hearing problems, sinus infections, dizziness, snoring or any other ear, nose or throat related problem, call Central Park ENT today and visit one of our convenient Dallas, Fort Worth or Arlington locations! You can also take a few moments to look around our site for information on allergies, preparing for your visit, our doctors, view our videos, or take a short satisfaction survey.
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