Ear Wax Removal In Gravesend
Ear wax microsuction is the most commonly used technique to free your ears of excessive ear wax build up. The process of ear wax build up is different for each individual and can affect you at any age. In most cases your ear wax naturally removes itself from your ear but in those cases where it doesn’t, ear microsuction is there for you. We have patients from all over the local area to get our specialist ear wax removal treatment including the Gravesend area.
What is microsuction ear wax removal?
When dealing with ear wax and your ears its really important you go to the right place with professionals. Ear wax microsuction is actually the safest way of ear wax removal compared to treatments such as syringing or irrigation.
Providing benefits such as:
- If an ear drum perforation exists Microsuction can still be conducted
- It is safe to use at the time of an external or middle ear infection
- Risks of this procedure are lower than any other procedure
- It’s carried out under high magnification for more detailed viewing and precise treatment.
This is one of the top methods of ear wax/debris removal, we are here to help the people of Gravesend for them to be free of discomfort in the ear.
Many GP’s do not provide this service no longer so here at our private clinic in Welling we have seen an increase in demand, people from Gravesend are coming to us for the high class, professional service we provide.
What is the process for microsuction ear wax removal?
The process involves the removal of ear wax using a high magnification microscope to get the best view inside the ear. This microscope is a small, very thin, steel fitting for maximum comfort attached to a suction pipe.
The expert clinician will start with an examination of your ear using a binaural microscope called a head loupe (magnifying glasses). Once the clinician has a clear view of the ear canal, the ear wax is carefully removed using low suction.
Microsuction is an effective, painless procedure which will only take a few minutes and most people come out of the treatment with no reviews of discomfort.
Scroll down to read more frequently asked questions about microsuction ear wax removal in Gravesend or specifically about our clinic serving the people of Gravesend.
Ear Wax Microsuction FAQ
Ear microsuction entails the use of a gentle vacuum machine to leave the ear free of wax. A microscope allows us to see clearly into the ear to carry out the procedure. The end results for the patient are better hearing and cleaner ears.
When you travel from Gravesend to our clinic, we'll make you feel as comfortable and relaxed as possible. When you do, a suction device is used to remove the earwax under a microscope. A small, thin wand is placed inside the ear canal to carefully suction the wax away.
This is a very quick procedure and usually only takes around 15 to 30 minutes to complete.
No preparation is required for micro-suction to be performed.
The only thing you should consider preparing for is your journey down from Bexley to avoid any traffic.
However, it is recommended to use olive oil based ear drops for a couple of days before the procedure to soften the wax. If you have an ear infection (external or internal) it is recommended to have this treated by a GP before micro-suction as these conditions can make the procedure uncomfortable. Alternatively, the ear canal can be suctioned to help clear up the infection.
The cost for the procedure is £40 for one ear and £60 for both ears.
While hearing loss can be due to blockage of the ear canal by ear wax, it is not the sole reason people experience temporary, sudden or prolonged, permanent hearing loss.
Microsuction will remove the majority of ear wax, if not all, and so can only restore your hearing to whatever level it was at before you got an ear wax blockage.
Wax is constantly created by the ears and can build-up in the ear canal again. Micro-suction can be performed as often as necessary and is different for each individual.
Welcome to Gravesend
From 2016, The Welling Ear Wax Clinic has been serving the local community.
Gravesend at the heart of the town, providing a focus for the largest shopping centre bluewater and the modern, traditional stores. A town Hall with its busy market and museum, and a newly restored High Street.
We welcome all visitors from across Gravesend to our microsuction ear wax clinic!