Ear pain or hearing loss can result if too much wax builds up inside your ear. At South Lake Ears Nose and Throat, Hearing and Tinnitus Center, Stan Phillips, MD, and the team offer ear wax removal services in-office to carefully remove excessive wax. They can also provide guidance to prevent new blockages, so your ears stay healthy. Call the office in Huntersville, North Carolina, to schedule an ear wax removal appointment or book a consultation online today.
Two glands in the outer part of your ear canal produce ear wax to lubricate your ears. The natural wax also has antibacterial properties that lower your risk for ear infections.
Typically, the movements of your jaw help move old ear wax out of your ear canal. In some cases, your body may produce excess ear wax that builds up in your ear and leads to a blockage.
If not removed, the blockage of wax can contribute to reduced hearing or hearing loss, ear pain, and infection. However, removing excess ear wax on your own can lead to damage in the sensitive parts of your inner ear.
For that reason, South Lake Ears Nose and Throat, Hearing and Tinnitus Center offers in-office ear wax removal services.
A build-up of earwax in your inner ear can cause symptoms that affect your ear health and your hearing.
Schedule an evaluation at South Lake Ears Nose and Throat, Hearing and Tinnitus Center if you have symptoms of excessive ear wax or a blockage, including:
Blockages in your inner ear can also cause dizziness and problems with your balance.
During your ear wax removal appointment at South Lake Ears Nose and Throat, Hearing and Tinnitus Center, the team assesses the health of your ears during a physical exam.
If you have excess ear wax, they can use special instruments or a suction device to remove it without damaging your inner ear. They can also irrigate your ears with warm water to remove the built-up wax.
The team also offers resources to prevent additional ear wax blockages. They may recommend ear drops that keep earwax soft and safety tips for cleaning your ears at home. Never stick cotton swabs or other objects in your ear or you could damage the skin or bust your eardrum.
Call South Lake Ears Nose and Throat, Hearing and Tinnitus Center to schedule an ear wax removal appointment or book a consultation online today.