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The adenoids are a small group of tonsillar tissue located at the back of the nose…

These tissues help to detect infections early before becoming too problematic, and also are able to stimulate a timely response to infections. Sometimes adults or children have a functional excess of this tissue, and can cause breathing problems or draining issues. For this reason, it is found many mouth-breathing children have enlarged or excess adenoids, and as a result of their continuous mouth-breathing, they have suffered a narrow upper jaw and other dental problems.

These issues can be prevented if excess tissue is found early and surgically removed to open up the airway for easier nose-breathing. At ENT Surgeons of Melbourne, we are able to surgically remove the adenoids so your child can reclaim a higher quality of life and healthier jaw development.

How do I know if my child needs an adenoidectomy?

If your child is a chronic nose-breather and your GP or dental professional cannot determine the cause, it could be the adenoids. Discuss this further with your GP in order to gain a referral to our clinic.

By surgically removing the adenoids, we are able to effectively half the chance of your child needing grommet tubes (a device that allows proper airflow through the ears to enhance drainage and hearing).

If you are unsure about this option, your elite ear nose and throat surgeon at our Melbourne medical practice may be able to discuss or recommend alternate treatments for your child.

To find out more about adenoids, or to book a consultation at our Melbourne medical clinic, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.