The Sinuses

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The Sinuses

The sinuses are air-filled spaces behind the bones of the upper face. They are located between your eyes and behind your forehead, nose and cheeks.

They are covered with a mucous layer and cells that contain little hairs on their surfaces called cilia. These help trap and push out bacteria and pollutants, preventing them from reaching the lungs.

Each one has an opening that allows mucus to drain. This drainage is essential to keeping your sinuses working well and keeping you healthy. Anything that obstructs the normal flow may cause a buildup of mucus in the sinuses.

Healthy sinuses are key to your overall health. Sinus problems may cause inflammation, leading to an uncomfortable condition called sinusitis. If you suffer from sinus issues, contact our Atlanta sinus specialists today using the form on this page.

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