Bismarck
(701) 805-8057

Our team of specialists and staff believe that informed patients are better equipped to make decisions regarding their health and well being. For your personal use, we have created an extensive patient library covering an array of educational topics. Browse through these diagnoses and treatments to learn more about topics of interest to you. Or, for a more comprehensive search of our entire Web site, enter your term(s) in the search bar provided.

As always, you can contact our office to answer any questions or concerns.
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Our Services
... Conditions Treated Acute Sinusitis Chronic Sinusitis Sinus Disorders Sinusitis Nasal Allergies Deviated Septum Ear Disorders Earwax Buildup Ear Infections Dizziness Ear Infection Hearing Loss Mouth Sores Neck Pain Breathing Problems Snoring/Sleep Apnea Sore Throat Head and Neck Cancers Oral Cancers Dizziness The inner ear serves two purposes: hearing and balance...

ENT Services
... Choose from a category below to learn more Ears Nose and Mouth Throat Head and Neck Snoring and Sleep Apnea Thyroid and Parathyroid Pediatric

Head and Neck Services
... Fine-Needle Aspiration Fine-needle aspiration is a biopsy procedure for collection of tissue from growths in the neck, mouth, or throat to accurately diagnose cancer, infection, or another issue...

Mouth
Click on the links below to learn more: Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip Mouth Sores

Nose and Mouth
Congestion, allergic rhinitis, a deviated septum, and mouth sores are just a few of the varied health problems that occur in this region of the body...

Ears and Altitude
... If yawning and swallowing are not effective, pinch the nostrils shut, take a mouthful of air, and direct the air into the back of the nose as if trying to blow the nose gently...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
...Normally, the tube is collapsed most of the time in order to protect the middle ear from the many germs residing in the nose and mouth...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

Can the Medications I Take Harm My Voice
...You should rinse your mouth and gargle with water after you use the medication...

Gastroesphageal Reflux (GERD)
...Normally, food travels from the mouth, down through the esophagus and into the stomach...

Nodules, Polyps, and Cysts
...In this procedure, a telescope-tube is passed through the patient's mouth that allows the examiner to view the voice box (images are often recorded on video)...

Pediatric GERD (Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease) and Your Otolaryngologist
... Endoscopy with biopsies: This most comprehensive test involves the passing down of a flexible endoscope with lights and lenses through the mouth into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum...

Tonsillitis
Tonsillitis refers to inflammation of the pharyngeal tonsils (glands at the back of the throat, visible through the mouth)...

Tonsils and Adenoids PostOp
...Adenoids sit high in the throat behind the nose and the roof of the mouth...

GERD and LPR
...Normally, food travels from the mouth, down through the esophagus and into the stomach...

How the Voice Works
... The main parts of voice production: The Power Source: Your Lungs The Vibrator: Your Voice Box The Resonator: Your Throat, Nose, Mouth, and Sinuses The Power Source : The power for your voice comes from air that you exhale...

Sore Throats
...Epiglottitis may not be obvious just by looking in the mouth...

Swallowing Disorders
...The term dysphagia refers to the feeling of difficulty passing food or liquid from the mouth to the stomach...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...They “sample” bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose, but they sometimes become infected...

Antihistamines, Decongestants, and "Cold" Remedies
... MEDICINE SYMPTOMS RELIEVED SIDE EFFECTS Antihistamines Sneezing Drowsiness   Runny nose Dry mouth & nose   Itchy eyes   Decongestants Stuffy nose Stimulation   Congestion Insomnia     Rapid heart beat Combination of above All of above Any of above (more or less)

Facial Sports Injuries
... Note weakness or loss of movement in the forehead, eyelids, cheeks and mouth...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
...Consequently, the young patient may have mouth-breathing, snoring, and sleep-disordered breathing such as obstructive sleep apnea...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... A “cleft” means a split or separation; the palate is the “roof” of the mouth...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat Problems
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
...Most will have a purulent, runny nose and nasal congestion even to the point where they must mouth breathe...

Injection Snoreplasty
...After numbing the upper palate with topical anesthetic, a hardening agent is injected just under the skin on the top of the mouth in front of the uvula (upper palate), creating a small blister...

Sinus Pain
...Additionally, nasal airway congestion causes the individual to breathe through the mouth...

Tongue-tie (Ankyloglossia)
... Before we are born, a strong cord of tissue that guides development of mouth structures is positioned in the center of the mouth...

Your Nose: The Guardian Of Your Lungs
... Mouth breathing causes dry mouth, which increases the risk of mouth and throat infections and reduces the sense of taste...

Laser Assisted Uvula Palatoplasty (LAUP)
...Snoring sounds are caused by an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose...

Mouth Sores
... Oral lesions (mouth sores) make it painful to eat and talk...

Nasal Fractures
...Injuries affecting the teeth and mouth may also affect the nose...

Nose Surgery
...Mouth breathing or noisy and restricted breathing are common...

Nosebleeds
... More rarely, a nosebleed can begin high and deep within the nose and flow down the back of the mouth and throat, even if the patient is sitting or standing...

Post-Nasal Drip
...When the nerves and muscles in the mouth, throat, and food passage (esophagus) aren't interacting properly, overflow secretions can spill into the voice box (larynx) and breathing passages (trachea and bronchi), causing hoarseness, throat clearing, or coughing...

Salivary Glands
... The glands are found in and around your mouth and throat...

Smell and Taste
...The complicated process of smelling and tasting begins when molecules released by the substances around us stimulate special nerve cells in the nose, mouth, or throat...

Smokeless Tobacco
...Users keep chewing tobacco in their mouths for several hours to get a continuous high from the nicotine in the tobacco...

Snoring
... The noisy sounds of snoring occur when there is an obstruction to the free flow of air through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose...

Stuffy Noses
...Children who are chronic mouth breathers may develop a sagging face and dental deformities...

TMJ Pain
... Ear pain Sore jaw muscles Temple/cheek pain Jaw popping/clicking Locking of the jaw Difficulty in opening the mouth fully Frequent head/neck aches The pain may be sharp and searing, occurring each time you swallow, yawn, talk, or chew, or it may be dull and constant...

Tonsils and Adenoids
...They "sample" bacteria and viruses that enter the body through the mouth or nose at the risk of their own infection...

Bell’s Palsy and other facial nerve disorders
... Twitching Weakness or paralysis of face Dryness of the eye or mouth Disturbance or loss of taste Drooping eyelid or corner of the mouth Difficulty in speaking Dribbling when drinking or after cleaning teeth Ear pain Tips to help recovery Exercise the facial muscles in front of a mirror...

Facial Sports Injuries
... Note weakness or loss of movement in the forehead, eyelids, cheeks and mouth...

Children and Facial Trauma
...Facial traumas include injuries to the skin, underlying skeleton, neck, nose and sinuses, eye socket, or teeth and other parts of the mouth...

Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
... A “cleft” means a split or separation; the palate is the “roof” of the mouth...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Sinus Pain
...Additionally, nasal airway congestion causes the individual to breathe through the mouth...

Head and Neck Cancer
...By doing so, they are only changing the site of the cancer risk from their lungs to their mouths...

TMJ
... Ear pain Sore jaw muscles Temple/cheek pain Jaw popping/clicking Locking of the jaw Difficulty in opening the mouth fully Frequent head/neck aches The pain may be sharp and searing, occurring each time you swallow, yawn, talk, or chew, or it may be dull and constant...

Facial Sports Injuries
... Note weakness or loss of movement in the forehead, eyelids, cheeks and mouth...

Allergic Rhinitis (Hay Fever)
...Consequently, the young patient may have mouth-breathing, snoring, and sleep-disordered breathing such as obstructive sleep apnea...

Day Care and Ear, Nose, and Throat
... When your child is in a day care center, the risk is greatest for viral upper respiratory infection (affecting the nose, throat, mouth, voice box) and the common cold, ear infections, and diarrhea...

How Allergies Affect your Child's Ears, Nose, and Throat
...Most will have a purulent, runny nose and nasal congestion even to the point where they must mouth breathe...

Pediatric GERD
... Endoscopy with biopsies: This most comprehensive test involves the passing down of a flexible endoscope with lights and lenses through the mouth into the esophagus, stomach, and duodenum...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Why Do Children Have Earaches?
...Normally, the tube is collapsed most of the time in order to protect the middle ear from the many germs residing in the nose and mouth...

Pediatric Head and Neck Tumors
...When the tonsils, adenoids, or other areas of the mouth or throat remain enlarged or are enlarged on only one side, it is important to have an evaluation by a specialist in ear, nose and throat or otolaryngology-head and neck surgery...

Head and Neck Cancer
...By doing this, they are only changing the site of the cancer risk from their lungs to their mouth...

Smokeless Tobacco
...Users keep chewing tobacco in their mouths for several hours to get a continuous high from the nicotine in the tobacco...

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Prairie Sinus Ear & Allergy PC

3000 N 14th St 3rd FloorBismarck, ND 58503
 

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