When Should I Consider Visiting an ENT Doctor?
Many patients wonder when they need to seek the assistance of a specialist. An ENT (ear, nose, and throat) doctor, or “otolaryngologist,” is a specialist who focuses on problems that impact these three areas. This may include anything from tonsillitis to swimmer’s ear. Otolaryngology is a medical specialty that pays close attention the neck up, helping patients who have conditions and disorders that impact these main areas.
What does an ENT specialist do?
Otolaryngologists are professionals who have not only attended and graduated from medical school, but have completed extra specialty training and passed certification examinations. They are experts in conditions of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck, and focus primarily on these areas.
Why is an ENT better than a primary care physician?
Primary care physicians are doctors that have knowledge in a wide range of areas, but don’t specialize in any of them. An otolaryngologist is a doctor with specific training of the conditions that impact these areas, giving them continued knowledge of the ears, nose, and throat. When a primary care physician is unable to provide treatment for a patients based on their limited experience and knowledge, they will often refer a patient to an ENT doctor.
What conditions does an ENT doctor diagnose and treat?
There are many reasons why a patient may visit an ENT doctor at Coastal Ear, Nose, and Throat. These doctors can address:
- Hearing impairment
- Balance disorders
- Ear infections
- Sinus conditions
- Problems in the nasal cavities
- Swallowing concerns
- Deformities of the head, neck, and face
- Conditions needing cosmetic or reconstructive surgery
- Congenital disorders
- Down’s syndrome
- Pain in the ears, nose, or throat
- Cleft palates
- Deviated septum
- Tonsils or adenoid infections
- Breathing problems
Schedule an appointment with our ENT professionals today
If you are considering a visit to an ENT to address a problem that impacts the ear, nose, or throat, we welcome you to call Coastal Ear, Nose and Throat to schedule an appointment with one of our many professional doctors in our office. We provide multiples locations throughout Neptune, Holmdel, and Manahawkin, NJ and can be reached at (732) 280-7855 for an appointment at any office in the area.