airway dentistry for kids
Signs Your Child Needs an
Airway Health Assessment
The most obvious signs that an airway assessment is a good idea for your child is that they snore and/or grind their teeth. Other signs, however, are less intuitive. For instance, the following items may also indicate your child has an airway obstruction and/or sleep disordered breathing:
Children's Airway Health Assessment | Twinsburg
Dr. Rachel and Dr. Laura understand that how well your child breathes impacts their oral and overall health. Indeed, it affects how they eat, sleep, and grow—it even plays a significant role in maintaining a healthy immune system, improving their attention span, and preventing cavities! Nasal breathing is optimal breathing, so ensuring your child breathes through their nose (rather than through their mouth) lies at the heart of airway dentistry.
To that end, your child’s dental check-ups and exams at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry include an airway health assessment. Through a simple series of non-invasive observations and questions, our dentists can identify possible airway obstructions and sleep disordered breathing (SBD) issues in your child. If any concerns are present, Dr. Rachel and Dr. Laura can help you coordinate the right care to get your child on their way to nasal breathing for more restful sleep, fewer cavities, and better overall health!
Airway Obstruction Treatments at Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry
If Dr. Rachel and Dr. Laura find evidence of an airway obstruction or sleep disordered breathing in your child, the cause will determine the treatment. Possible treatments include, but are not limited to:
At Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, we remain committed to trying minimally invasive treatment options first whenever advisable. We also work in coordination with other healthcare providers to treat your child’s airway health issues when necessary.
Schedule Airway Dentistry Assessment at GBPD
If you see your child in several of the signs of an airway health concern above, an airway assessment for your child is advisable. Dr. Rachel and Dr. Laura are accepting new pediatric dental and airway health patients under the age of 12 at their Twinsburg, Ohio office. Airway dentistry for children helps ensure your child’s airway health and oral health work optimally for your child’s overall health, growth, and development. Contact Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry today to schedule your child’s appointment.
*This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended as medical advice. If you are concerned about your child’s airway and/or dental health, only an exam can answer your questions and provide sound medical advice.
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