Specific to ENTs is expertise in managing diseases of the throat, larynx (voice box), and the upper aero-digestive tract or esophagus, including voice problems and swallowing disorders. ENTs also help to manage sore throats, tonsils, and salivary gland issues, and larynx cancer.
If you experience difficulty with any of these throat-related health issues, an ENT specialist can diagnose the condition and help find the right treatment plan for you.
Common Throat Problems
One of the most common reasons people go to an Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor is a sore throat. A sore throat is not an unusual condition; causes can range from a cold, or allergies, to dry air, smoking, or overuse. But, an ongoing sore throat that does not get better is cause for concern. This condition may lead to difficulty swallowing, continued hoarseness, or loss of voice.
An Otolaryngologist will be able to determine the cause of a chronic sore throat and even if it is related to a condition in another part of the body, such as the sinuses or upper digestive track. A visit to an ENT will help pinpoint the source of the problem and inform the treatment.
ARC Ear, Nose, & Throat (ENT) Brochure
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
Nasal and Septal Surgery
Tonsillectomy & Adenoidectomy