Your Sinus Doctor, David Martini, MD FACS

2016 Pineview Avenue
Tifton, GA 31794
229-484-8400

312 Westside Drive
Douglas, GA 31533
912-438-5300

Douglas Location: 912-438-5300
Tifton Location: 229-484-8400

Pediatric Sinus Services

Put a stop to your child’s troublesome sinus health issues. Learn about common pediatric conditions and treatment options.

If your child is suffering from a sinus infection or nasal congestion, they are not alone. Sinus health issues are common in America as nearly 31 million people have already been diagnosed with sinusitis (1). With 12% of adults receiving this diagnosis, it’s only natural to be concerned that your child may already have sinusitis or a similar sinus health issue.

While most children get colds throughout their childhood, these colds can be intensified by sinusitis, which is a common issue. According to a cohort study, between 5-10% of infections in the upper respiratory tract of children are complicated by sinusitis (2).

Is your child suffering from a sinus health issue? To learn what is going on inside their body, the cause, and to find the right solution to put an end to their suffering, consult with the pediatric sinus experts at ENT Specialty by scheduling an appointment today.

Common pediatric conditions can include sinusitis.

“No more sinus headaches, infections, stuffed nose or dizziness.”

Dr. Martini performed my sinus surgery, and I am very happy with the results. I feel so much better. Dr. Martini is a wonderful, very knowledgeable doctor.

“Wonderful Doctor and Results”

I have been using Dr Silveria for years, he has always been accurate, helpful and did what he said he was going to do, I will continue using him. Have had no problems with his work or his staff.

“Breathing great, sleeping great, and my wife really appreciates how much less cranky I am.”

I feel like a new person and in a much better mood. Thank you Dr. Martini.

"Greatly impressed with the staff and Doctor."

They were all very courteous and came across as very caring. The doctor did not make me feel rushed and answered questions I had and my husband had about the procedure. Dr. Silveira was very warm and took time to explain things so I could understand. The treatment will be taking 4-6 months so will see if this continues! The office is very comfortable. They even have coffee and cookies available!! Never been in a doctors office that offered that for sure!

“I’ve suffered for years with nasal congestion. I’ve tried many different medications, with no success.”

After my surgery and treatment here, I’m breathing great and have no more trouble with sinus pressure or headaches!

“I recommend Ear, Nose, & Throat Clinic to any one who has sleep apnea.”

Dr. Jeffrey L. Silveira, MD office and staff are amazing!  I have had many T.R.F.A. and I breathe better to the point where I no longer require a machine. Soon I will be receiving Sinuplasty and I know Dr. Silveira will take good care of me and answer questions I may have. Just a side note, you are treated like family, and if you wish to have prayers said before surgery, he will also do that too! Thank you so much E.N.T!

“My initial consultation went great.”

Everything was explained clearly to me. All of my questions were answered and my options in future treatments were explained to me. I felt like I was listened to and that the staff genuinely cared about me. I’m looking forward to coming back.

“Well-worth the 2 hour drive from Albany.”

Friendly, professional, very knowledgeable ENT.

"I was miserable before the procedure and I now have complete relief."

I feel like a completely different person. - R.A.

The two sinus health issues that may be preventing your child from living their best life.

You know from personal experience the impact that a cold or sinus infection can have on your life in a negative way. From needing to take a day off of work to feeling agitated and irritated from congestion, your symptoms take a toll on your mood and your health. This prevents you from living each day to its fullest.

Help your child overcome their symptoms and return to being able to enjoy the simple things, from a walk outside to playing with friends after school.

Do you know what is affecting your child’s sinus health? Let’s explore the two most common sinus issues that your child may be dealing with -- pediatric sinusitis and adenoiditis.

Pediatric Sinusitis

Sinusitis, also known as a sinus infection or rhinosinusitis, occurs when the tissue that lines the sinuses becomes inflamed or swollen. This prevents mucus from draining properly, resulting in a buildup of germs, and an infection. This infection can cause short-term and long-term health issues.

There are several forms of sinusitis that your child may be dealing with, including acute sinusitis (sinus infection lasting less than 12 weeks), chronic sinusitis (sinus infection lasting longer than 12 weeks), and recurrent sinusitis (3+ sinus infections in a single year). Finding a long-term solution to the health issue causing your child’s sinusitis is vital to preventing further issues and helping them experience relief.

Do you know how to spot the warning signs of sinusitis in your child?

If your son or daughter has sinusitis, they may have one or several of the following symptoms:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Headaches
  • Cough
  • Irritability
  • Pressure in their sinuses (cheeks and forehead)
  • Fever
  • Yellow or green snot
  • Sore throat from drainage
  • Loss of taste or smell

Sinusitis can be diagnosed by your Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor. Since the sinuses may not be fully formed in your child, it can be difficult to detect and treat. To give them the best possible care, choose an ENT with expertise treating sinusitis in children.

Problems with children's sinus and allergy health

Pediatric Adenoiditis

Adenoiditis occurs when the adenoids, located in the throat near the back of the nose, are inflamed. This inflammation is caused by an infection. This issue mostly affects children and can cause your child’s breathing to become complicated. It can lead to an infection in the respiratory system, which can be avoided by addressing the issue immediately with an ENT.

Don’t ignore the warning signs symptoms of adenoiditis.

If your child is suffering from adenoiditis, they may have one or several of the following symptoms:

  • Nasal congestion
  • Pain in the throat
  • Neck swelling in the glands
  • Snoring
  • Pain in the ears
  • Trouble breathing from the nose
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Sleep Apnea

Adenoiditis can be diagnosed by your Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor. If your child is exhibiting symptoms of having adenoiditis, contact your ENT immediately.

Symptoms of pediatric adenoiditis include pain in the throat and neck swelling

Address your child’s issue. Pediatric sinusitis and adenoiditis treatments from ENT Specialty.

Treatments available to provide relief to your child from sinusitis and adenoiditis can vary.

If dealing with an acute case of sinusitis, medication may be prescribed to get them past a single sinus infection.

For long-term relief from chronic or recurrent sinusitis, a minimally-invasive procedure may be the best course of action.

ENT Specialty specializes in providing safe, effective treatments for children suffering from sinus issues that will have them back on their feet and playing outside in no time.

Common Treatments Include:

Adenoidectomy

An adenoidectomy is a procedure to remove the adenoids, which will resolve the infections your child is suffering from as a result of adenoiditis. By taking action, respiratory infections resulting from adenoiditis can also be avoided.

Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon sinuplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure that involves placing a small balloon in your child’s blocked sinus, inflating the balloon, and removing it. In this in-office procedure, your child’s blocked sinus pathways will be cleared, allowing their body to restore its ability to drain the sinuses and prevent the buildup of bacteria, which leads to infection.

When an adenoidectomy is combined with balloon sinuplasty, there is an 80% long-term success rate of clearing a child’s sinus-related issues (3).

Turbinate Reduction

When the turbinates enlarge, they can obstruct the nasal airways. This is called turbinate hypertrophy. Turbinate reduction is an outpatient procedure that utilizes an endoscope to to reduce the size of turbinates inside the nose. This procedure clears the airways to restore drainage and prevent chronic and recurrent sinusitis caused by enlarged turbinates.

These procedures are guided with CT imaging at ENT Specialty to ensure accuracy and minimize complications. To explore the options to bring your child relief from their nasal congestion, infections, and more, act today and schedule your appointment.

Get the answers you want and the care your child needs. Schedule today with ENT Specialty.

Knowing that there is an untreated issue causing your child pain is scary and draining for you and your child. Working with ENT Specialty, we can guide you and your child towards relief. Put an end to your worries and bring certainty and relief to you and your child by scheduling an appointment with ENT Specialty today.