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Eardrum Repair in North Texas

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What is eardrum repair?

Eardrum repair is a surgical procedure that is used to mend a damaged eardrum (tympanic membrane). It's typically performed when there is a significant hole or tear in the eardrum that cannot heal on its own. There are various causes of eardrum damage, such as injury, trauma, advanced age, or illness. If left untreated, deterioration of the eardrum can lead to permanent hearing loss. At Cross Timbers ENT, our seasoned physicians are highly trained and skilled in fixing impaired eardrums. Reach out to our office in Midlothian, Arlington, or Mansfield, TX to book an appointment with our expert team.

What Are the Benefits of Eardrum Repair?

Eardrum repair offers significant benefits for individuals with eardrum damage. This surgical procedure plays a crucial role in restoring hearing and addressing related issues. Additional benefits include:

  • Improves hearing function and sensitivity
  • Reduces the risk of recurrent ear infections
  • Restores the eardrum's structural integrity
  • Alleviates symptoms like ear pain and pressure
  • Enhances overall ear health and well-being

Am I A Candidate for Eardrum Repair?

Candidates for eardrum repair are typically individuals who have experienced a perforation or damage to their eardrum. This condition can result from various factors, including chronic ear infections, trauma, sudden changes in pressure, or previous surgical procedures. Candidates may experience hearing loss, ear pain, recurrent infections, or fluid drainage from the ear. Ideal candidates for eardrum repair are generally in good overall health and have realistic expectations regarding the potential outcomes of the procedure. Before undergoing eardrum repair, individuals will undergo a thorough evaluation by our team at Cross Timbers ENT to assess the extent of the eardrum damage and determine the most appropriate surgical approach for their specific needs.

What to expect with eardrum repair

There are three main types of eardrum repair surgeries: myringoplasty, tympanoplasty, and ossiculoplasty. Depending on the extent of the damage, bone structure of the ear, and age of the patient, different approaches may be used. During your initial exam, our team will assess your ear and provide a recommendation on which surgery may be the best option for you. From there, we can discuss the specific details of the surgery and answer all your questions. 

Eardrum Repair FAQ

Does the eardrum repair itself?

In some cases, the eardrum can generally heal on its own, especially if the perforation is small and caused by a minor injury. However, not all eardrum perforations will heal without medical intervention. If you have a tear or hole in your eardrum that isn't healing on its own, Cross Timbers ENT can provide an eardrum repair surgery.

How much does eardrum repair cost?

The cost of eardrum repair in Arlington, Midlothian, or Mansfield, TX can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, the type of repair technique used, and your insurance coverage. At Cross Timbers ENT, we strive to provide transparent and accurate cost estimates, and our knowledgeable staff can help you understand potential expenses for eardrum repair.

How painful is eardrum repair?

Eardrum repair surgery is typically performed at Cross Timbers ENT under anesthesia to ensure a comfortable experience during the procedure. After the surgery, patients may experience mild discomfort or soreness, which can be managed with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medication. The recovery period varies for each individual, but most patients can return to their daily activities within a few days to a week after the surgery.

Repair damaged eardrums

Restore hearing loss and prevent long-term damage with eardrum repair surgery. Our ENT specialists at Cross Timbers ENT can build a custom surgical plan for you to correct structural damage and function. Contact our team in Arlington, Mansfield, or Midlothian, TX today to schedule a consultation. We look forward to serving you and helping you regain optimal ear health. 

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