Breathing is life and an insufficient airway can cause us not to get enough air to meet our body’s needs. Our approach to airway health dentistry focuses on finding the root cause of your breathing problems and correcting them using a variety of methods.
Over two million people are diagnosed with a sleep disorder each year and it is estimated that 40% of the adult population and 25% of children have undiagnosed sleep issues.
Dr. Nicole focuses on overall wellness and wellbeing in order to find the root cause of your symptoms rather than just treating the symptoms themselves. Airway disorders are generally noticed during sleep.
Medical studies have found countless side effects of breathing issues during sleep, characterized by sleep disordered breathing. Sleep disorders can cause physical and mental symptoms which affect our daily lives. Here are some of the side effects associated with sleep disorders:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Increased movement during sleep
- Struggling with your weight
- Chronic headaches, neck pain and backaches
- Clenching and grinding
- Difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep
- Depression and anxiety
Airway Issues in Kids and Teens
Sleep disordered breathing in children is an epidemic that is not getting enough attention.
Children with sleep disordered breathing (SDB) often exhibit different symptoms from adults. The indications that a child may suffer from SDB include mouth breathing, snoring, daytime sleepiness, crowded or crooked teeth, behavioral issues, chronic allergies, difficulties in school, and bedwetting. Studies have suggested that as many as 50% of children diagnosed with ADD/ADHD may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and that much of their learning difficulties and behavioral problems may be a consequence of chronic fragmented sleep. Children exhibiting even one of these symptoms should be evaluated for this life-changing treatment. Don’t wait, early treatment is critical!
If you are struggling with airway issues in Middlebury, Connecticut, our dentist and team can help. Call Tribury Dental at (203) 463-4411 for more information.