Treatment

EarWell – Infant Ear Correction System

The EarWell Infant Ear Correction System is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment, to correct deformities in the ears of infants. It requires no anesthesia, sedation, or medication, as there is no pain involved in this system. It is a clinically tested medical product that is applied to the infants ears just days after birth, and it is worn for 4-6 weeks.

The effects of the correction system are immediate, all deformities are corrected as soon as the product is removed. This is a permanent solution to a problem that could potentially affect a child throughout their lifetime. Many times ear deformities are self corrected, but only time can tell. If self correction does not occur, the only other option as the child gets older, is surgery. The EarWell Infant Ear Correction System is a much less traumatic, and stressful solution, to ear deformities.

The SomnoGuard

Greatly reduces or eliminates snoring by stabilizing, and in many cases, advancing your jaw slightly. The upper and lower trays are custom fitted to your teeth, and precise advancement is ascertained according to your specific needs. the custom-fitted appliance keeps your mandible and associated muscles, including your tongue from falling back againist the soft palate and throat, thereby maintaining an open airway. This helps prevent the vibration that causes snoring and the obstruction that leads to Sleep Apnea.

Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Are caused by narrowing or complete collapse of the airway when you sleep and your muscles relax. Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that should be treated immediately. Left untreated OSA has been shown to lead to serious health problems including: High Blood Pressure (hypertension), Increased Risk of Heart Attack, Increased Risk of Stroke, Increase Risk of Cancer, Erectile Dysfunction. 

Are You Living With Recurring Or Presisting Sinus Pain And Pressure? 

Millions of Americans suffer from Sinusitis–an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining the sinuses. This swelling can prevent your sinuses form draining. Mucus and fluid buildup inside the sinuses can lead to sinus infections and more inflammation and pain.  

Sinusitis symptoms include: 

  • Facial congestion/fullness
  • Nasal blockage
  • Nasal discharge
  • Fever
  • Headaches
  • Fatugue
  • Dental pain
  • Bad breath

For many years, patients suffering from recurring or persisting sinusitis were left with two choices: 

  • Manage their symptoms with ongoing rounds of medical therapy. Some patients are dissatisfied with the frequent rounds of antibiotics, steroids and decongestants, or have difficulty tolerating the side effects of medical therapy. 
  • Undergo endoscopic sinus surgery to expand the sinus drainage pathways by having tissue and bone removed with small cutting instruments. Recovery can often take 7-10 days. 

Balloon sinus dilation offers an effective alternative for appropriate sinusitis patients who are tired of ongoing medical therapy and cannot or do not want to undergo surgery, but want lasting relief with a quick recovery. 

Why Choose Balloon Sinus Dilation

Gently Opens Blocked Sinuses

Balloon sinus dilation uses a small balloon to gently open and reshape your sinus drainage pathways to restore normal sinus drainage. 

Instant Relief That Lasts

Balloon sinus dilation keeps sinus passages open, offering long-term relief from the problems associated with sinusitis. Multiple studies show patients experienced less facial pain, improved sleep, less use of antibiotics, fewer visits to their doctor, and were more able to perform day-to-day activities at home and work.

Convenient, Comfortable Office Procedure

Balloon sinus dilation can be performed in your ENT physician’s office. A typical procedure lasts less than 45 minutes.

Quick Recovery And Cost Effective

Many patients resume normal activities the same day. Depending on your insurance coverage, the in-office procedure may reduce the procedure costs you pay. 

How Balloon Sinus Dilation Works

After local anesthesia to numb your sinus tissue, your physician will insert and gently inflate the balloon to dilate the treatment area. The balloon dilation expands the sinus pathways to restore drainage. After five seconds, the balloon is deflated and removed. 

Are You Eligible For Balloon Sinus Dilation?

Balloon sinus dilation is not appropriate for all patients Complete the enclosed survey and discuss with your physician to see if balloon sinus dilation is right for you. 

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Northwoods Ear, Nose & Throat, PC

Dr. James J. Slater DO, FAOCO

Maria Thompson MA, CCC-A
Audiologist

(231) 348-5900

Petoskey Location:

2611 Charlevoix Ave.
Petoskey, MI 49770

 

Cheboygan Location:

125 N. Main St.
Cheboygan, MI 49721

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