Sleep apnea and related conditions can cause lasting damage or brain development during crucial years. As a result, children with undiagnosed sleep breathing disorders have been reported to use health care 226% more than the general population. This article covers the seriousness of SBD in children and what you can do to help this epidemic.
I am dedicated and passionate about finding out as much as I can about the airway and obstructive sleep apnea to help my patients. Knowing that Obstructive Sleep Apnea, upper airway resistance, and snoring can cause serious medical problems and that there is a direct correlation between airway issues and TMJD/tooth wear, I have added a state of the art CBCT scanner in our office so we can check for airway problems before beginning any oral care.
If you think you or a family member may suffer from an airway issue, please give me a call!