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Broken nose

A nose fracture is a break or crack in the bone or cartilage over the bridge, in the sidewall or the septum that divides the nostrils. A broken nose is a common injury, accounting for about 40% of all facial fractures.

Cleft lip and cleft palate

A common birth defect, a cleft lip or cleft palate is a split in the mouth structure.

Sinusitis

Sinusitis simply means your sinuses are infected or inflamed. But this gives little indication of the misery and pain this condition can cause. Health experts usually divide sinusitis cases into:

  • Acute, which lasts up to four weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts four to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which last more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several acute attacks within a year is also chronic.

Nasal congestion

Nasal congestion or a "stuffy nose" can be uncomfortable, but there are things you can do.

Nonallergic rhinitis

Nonallergic rhinitis is more annoying than harmful, but there are things you can do.

Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)

One of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S., reactions to airborne allergens can range from mild to severe.

Nasal polyps

Nasal polyps are grape-sized growths of the sinus membranes that protrude into the sinuses or into the nasal passages. Polyps make it even more difficult for the sinuses to drain and for air to pass through the nose. Many people with nasal polyps develop sinusitis.

Deviated septum

The septum separates your nostrils. When it is off-center, the septum can cause problems.

Mouth sores

Mouth sores can be painful. While most are benign, a few may need medical attention.

Oral lichen planus

Oral lichen planus is a chronic autoimmune inflammatory condition affecting the lining of your mouth.

Other mouth sores

  • Cold sore
  • Canker sores

TMJ disorders

Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called "TMJ," are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. For most people, pain in the area of the jaw joint or muscles does not signal a serious problem. Some people, however, develop significant, long-term symptoms.

Sjogren's Syndrome

Dry eyes and dry mouth is characteristic of this syndrome.

Stuttering or stammering

Stuttering is a speech disorder in which sounds, syllables, or words are repeated or prolonged, disrupting the normal flow of speech. These speech disruptions may be accompanied by struggling behaviors, such as rapid eye blinks or tremors of the lips. Stuttering is sometimes referred to as stammering and by a broader term, disfluent speech.