I am a 31 year old male that has had my nose broken on 3 separate occasions playing sports. My new bride has informed me that my snoring is like the sound of a freight train! She suggests that I have it checked out and also consider having my nose straightened-which I would like also. Do I see you first? Or my regular doctor? Please advise me of the steps that need to be taken 1st.
Depending on your type of insurance, you will probably need a referral from you primary physician. Some insurance companies (eg Cigna) also require a trial of steroid spray in your nose for 3 months. I can most likely improve your breathing, but snoring is often a palate issue. For that I might send you to a general ENT physician. Nasal surgery sometimes helps snoring but not always.