Potentially Deadly but Preventable, Treatable and Curable.

It can come on as a sore throat, an ear infection or even chronic throat clearing. All conditions that seem to have nothing to do with the real culprit which has virtually become a pandemic. That condition is Silent Reflux, a form of acid reflux that doesn't cause heartburn or indigestion which is why most people never realize that they have it. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer from the condition.

It's very important that you seek treatment quickly because the longer you wait to take care of it, the longer it will take to heal. And even more concerning, is that if left untreated it can cause esophageal cancer. Recently, Dr. Oz conducted a story regarding the dangers of Silent Reflux. Call Denton Combs Center for Excellence in Care in Sioux Falls, SD to learn more.


  • Asthma
  • Bad Breath
  • COPD
  • Chronic Cough
  • Difficulty Swallowing
  • Hoarseness
  • Post-nasal Drip
  • Sinusitis
  • Sore or Burning Throat
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Snoring
  • Throat-clearing
  • Tooth Decay

"Silent Reflux isn't painful initially because it hasn't damaged the throat tissues significantly. However, it does cause other symptoms such as hoarseness, chronic ear problems, sinus troubles and oral thrush. Unfortunately, this problem is frequently misdiagnosed because people generally seek treatment for the wrong condition. If they go to the doctor because they have a sore throat or an ear infection, they end up treating that issue which was the symptom, and not the underlying cause which in many cases is acid reflux."
-Denton Combs

See Article about Silent Reflux on Dr. Oz.