Because the nose stands projected from the central aspect of the face, and because it is an important part of our airway, its form and function are key aspects of ENT health. However, its location also makes it a common point of facial trauma. A nasal fracture may result in misshapen nose and in a blocked nasal airway.
Increasingly, we have found that deep sedation and general anesthesia are no longer required to set displaced nasal bones, or even to correct a crooked nasal septum. Carefully administered a local anesthetic, sometimes in conjunction with a mild sedative pill, allows us to manage displaced nasal bones and even a displaced nasal septum in the office setting. The risks and downtime of deeper anesthesia are avoided and patients benefit from the convenience of the private office setting.