Difficulty swallowing may be a result of damage to the esophagus, blockage of the esophagus, or poor function of the nerves and muscles that control swallowing.
If it hurts or takes effort to swallow please call our office to schedule an exam. If eating certain foods triggers a problem with your natural voice or throat, or if these problems persist and are accompanied by:
- bad breath
- chronic cough
- difficulty breathing
- dry mouth
- feeling as though something is stuck in your throat
- hoarse voice or difficulty speaking
- jaw pain or stiffness
- loose teeth or poorly fitting dentures
- lump in front of neck
- mouth sores
- regurgitation of food or sour liquid
- thick saliva
- chronic throat clearing
At Canyon Sky ENT we offer in-office nasopharyngoscopy exams, oral biopsies and fine needle aspiration biopsies of neck masses. Nasopharyngoscopy is a low-risk, quick means of making a specific diagnosis for voice complaints. Nasopharyngoscopy should be performed before empiric treatment based on history and general examination alone. The most common indications for nasopharyngoscopy are hoarseness, globus sensation, and chronic cough. We invite you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shah.