Chronic sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus lining lasting 3 months or more. Sinusitis may start from a bacterial, viral or microbial infection. Sometimes, chronic sinusitis is caused by problems with the structure of the nasal passage or growth, such as a nasal polyp that keeps the sinuses from draining normally.
- Facial pain, pressure, congestion or fullness
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Discharge of green or yellow mucus from the nose
- Teeth pain
- Loss of the sense of smell or taste
- Sore Throat
- Bad Breath
Chronic sinusitis may be treated with balloon sinuplasty. Similar to the way a doctor uses a balloon angioplasty to open blocked arteries, during balloon sinuplasty your doctor uses a gradually inflated balloon to open and remodel narrow or blocked nasal passages.