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Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry

Pediatric Airway Dentistry Kirkland

Is your child struggling with their sleep? Exhausted from restless nights? At Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry, we recognize the challenges your child faces and provide all natural solution to transform their sleep and health.

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Your child’s breathing is crucial for their health. Problems can impact their overall well-being and mood.

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Deep, restful sleep is essential; it significantly affects your child’s overall health and happiness.

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Breathing well and sleeping deeply enhance health and happiness, helping children live better.

Airway Health For Kids

In the entire history of parenting, no one has ever leapt out of bed excited to take their child to the dentist for an airway check. Yet, every morning, countless parents are waking up deeply concerned about their child’s snoring, restless nights, and other issues like anxiety, ADHD, or even bedwetting.

These worries linger over their coffee cups and morning routines, sparking a nagging suspicion that something deeper might be affecting their child’s health.

Pediatric airway dentistry often flies under the radar, yet it is crucial for addressing these seemingly unrelated symptoms that can disrupt a child’s well-being and family peace.

What Is Airway Dentistry?

Airway Dentistry specializes in children’s airway-related issues. This field evaluates, diagnoses, and treats conditions impacting the upper respiratory tract and oral cavity. It emphasizes their effect on a child’s breathing and overall health.

The airway is crucial for breathing. Any abnormalities or obstructions can significantly affect health, especially in children. Pediatric airway dentistry aims to address these issues early. This early intervention supports proper growth, development, and well-being.

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Your Child's Health Is Our #1 Priority

The questionnaire has been designed to determine how your child is managing their sleeping and if it is affecting their daily life. Let Us Figure it Out With You! Tell us What’s Going on To See if We Can Help.

Diagnosing Airway Issues

Diagnosing pediatric airway issues requires careful consideration due to symptom overlap with other common pediatric conditions like asthma and allergies. Here’s how we approach it:

  • Initial Evaluation: Dr. Susan conducts a thorough history and physical exam, noting symptoms such as noisy breathing or restless sleep.
  • Diagnostic Tests: Depending on symptoms, tests might include:
    • Sleep studies.
    • X-rays or 3D scan of the airway.
  • Specialist Consultation: A team of ENTs, pediatric dentists, therapists and sleep specialists often collaborates on diagnosis and treatment planning.

This focused approach helps ensure accurate identification and management of airway problems in children.

Pediatric Airway Concerns

Many children face airway issues that can drastically affect their health and development. Recognizing signs is crucial to your child’s health, some signs include:

Sleep-Disordered Breathing: Includes snoring and Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB), often caused by structural issues like enlarged tonsils or misaligned teeth.

Facial and Jaw Growth Abnormalities: Pediatric dentists monitor for problems like narrow dental arches, encouraging early treatment to avoid breathing issues.

Tongue-Tie (Ankyloglossia): A condition that restricts tongue movement, impacting breastfeeding, speech, chewing, swallowing and proper breathing.

TMJ Disorders: Causes jaw pain and movement issues, possibly affecting the airway.

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Airway Solutions

Addressing pediatric airway issues involves various tailored treatments:

  • Vivos System: Remodels the dental and nasal airways by expanding the jaw, improving airflow.
  • Healthy Start System: Uses removable appliances to straighten teeth and promote jaw development.
  • Frenectomy: Releases tongue-tie, improving speech, breathing, and eating capabilities.
  • Myofunctional Therapy: Strengthens oral and facial muscles, corrects oral posture, and alleviates snoring and mouth breathing.

These targeted treatments optimize airway function, improving children’s breathing and overall health.

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Healthy Kids

Most dentists focuses on bright smiles and straight teeth, Dr. Susan specializes on your child’s overall health and wellbeing. We make sure you feel cozy and worry-free! Here’s our process:

Take advantage of our free consultation and stop dreading sleepless nights. Help your kids live with a beautiful smile and a restful sleep.

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Is Your Child's Airway Healthy?

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Studies show that most sleep troubles in kids are linked to how their jaws grow early on. Sometimes, if a jaw doesn't grow fully, it can cause big sleep problems that might affect their health.

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Evergreen Pediatric & Airway Dentistry

Our dental office is conveniently located on Totem Lake Blvd in Kirkland. Get directions to our office or book an appointment today!

Contact Us

Phone:

425-814-3196

Address:

12910 Totem Lake Blvd NE #103,
Kirkland, WA 98034

Email:

[email protected]

Practice Hours

Monday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Tuesday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Thursday: 7:30am-4:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

Common Questions About Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB)

Is snoring always a sign of sleep apnea in children?

Not always; while snoring can be a key indicator, not all children who snore have sleep apnea. Other symptoms like gasping for air and restlessness are also important.

What causes sleep apnea in children?

Common causes include enlarged tonsils and adenoids, obesity, and structural differences in the jaw or airway. Genetic factors and allergies can also play a role.

How is pediatric sleep apnea diagnosed?

Diagnosis typically involves a sleep study or polysomnography, where the child’s sleep is monitored overnight to assess breathing patterns, oxygen levels, and sleep stages.

Can sleep apnea affect my child's growth and development?

Yes, untreated sleep apnea can interfere with growth hormones and lead to growth problems, cognitive issues, and behavior disorders.

When should I see a doctor about my child's sleep apnea?

Seek medical advice if your child exhibits frequent loud snoring, pauses in breathing during sleep, chronic mouth breathing, or unusual daytime sleepiness and behavioral changes.