The nasal septum is a tissue composed of bone and cartilage in the center of the nose, dividing it into two nostrils.
Septum deviation can be caused by a number of factors:
Congenital defect, trauma to the nose, abnormal development of the septum during childhood, or use of inhaled drugs.
A deviated septum might cause a variety of health problems, such as disturbed breathing through the nose, snoring and respiratory arrest, sinusitis and distortion of the external appearance of the nose.
To correct this, Dr. Gluck will recommend surgery. He will decide whether the septum can be straightened by changing the position of the deviated parts of the septum or by removing these parts of cartilage and bone.