Pediatric Sleep Apnea

If your child has a hard time concentrating or experiences hyper activeness, they might actually be suffering from sleep apnea. Our dentist can provide treatment that will help your child sleep better at night and improve their overall quality of life. Talk to Dr. Suhair Shamoon by calling Dentistry With A Smile, LLC at 508-672-6471 and learn more about our pediatric sleep apnea treatments in Fall River, Massachusetts.

Children can suffer from sleep apnea just as adults do, though generally symptoms manifest through behavior rather than physical symptoms. Children with sleep apnea appear to have problems with learning and hyperactivity in school, and they can easily come across as ADD or ADHD. If you child is suffering in school, it may be from a lack of restful sleep. Physical symptoms also include:

  • Pauses in breathing followed by gasps or snorts
  • Sleeping in unusual positions
  • Restless sleep
  • Sleepwalking and night terrors
  • Enlargement of the adenoids and tonsils

If you think your child’s airway is constricted while they sleep, come to Dentistry With A Smile, LLC, where we can do a sleep study. We can determine whether you child has sleep apnea and can give proper treatment to make sure their airway is developing properly and that they breathe normally at night. We can help your child get a good night’s sleep so that they and you can rest easy again. Call us for any concerns you may have. We will be happy to help.