ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
If you have a severely deviated septum causing nasal obstruction, it can lead to:
- Dry mouth, due to chronic mouth breathing
- A feeling of pressure or congestion in your nasal passages
- Disturbed sleep, due to the unpleasantness of not being able to breathe comfortably through the nose at night
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