Pediatric Airway Health & Sleep Disordered Breathing
Sleep Disordered Breathing is a condition where your child has difficulty breathing when sleeping. This can range from mild snoring/mouth breathing to obstructive sleep apnea. When this occurs, there is suboptimal oxygen that travels to your child’s brain and it prevents him/her from experiencing deep, quality, restorative sleep.
Why is your child’s Sleep Quality important?
Because poor quality sleep can negatively affect your child’s brain development and restoration, as well as affect their ability to concentrate/perform during the day at school.
Common symptoms associated with Sleep-Disordered Breathing:
- Bed-wetting (beyond an appropriate age)
- Night Terrors
- Excessive movement during sleep
- Sleeping on their belly with their bum up in the air
- Difficulty regulating their emotions during the day
- Difficulty concentrating at school during the day
- At WindHaven Pediatric Dentistry in Aubrey and Prosper, Texas, we are committed to providing comprehensive oral care to help your child thrive! This why we offer the only FDA-approved home sleep test that is approved for children older than 2 years old, to help diagnose any sleep-disorders that can be causing your child to snore, mouth-breathe, grind his/her teeth, bed wet, have night terrors, struggle with hyperactivity and/or ability to concentrate during the day, or struggle with emotional regulation.
- Home Sleep Testing (HST) is a qualitative diagnostic tool that allows you to monitor your child’s sleep patterns and identify any potential sleep disorders from the comfort of your own home! This non-invasive test involves wearing a small monitor that tracks your child’s breathing, oxygen levels, heart rate, and other important indicators while they sleep. The data is then analyzed by our team of professionals to determine if they have a sleep-related disorder.
Evaluate – we have a screening questionnaire and complete a clinical assessment for your child.
Sleep Quality Tracking – we may recommend a sleep tracking device or prescribe an at-home sleep study.
Multidisciplinary approach – we may refer your child to the ENT or Myofunctional Therapists.
In office treatment modalities – we offer: