Children's Airway Health Expertise in Leesburg, VA

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Recognized Experts in the Field of Children's Airway Health

At Lansdowne Dental Care in Lansdowne, VA, or dentists have experience in all areas of dentistry, including children’s dentistry and airway health (like sleep apnea treatment). Children’s airway health is a critical area in health that should be addressed and treated sooner than later to avoid future problems down the road. These can include long term sleep apnea, and the many risk factors associated with it. Learn what our dentists in Lansdowne can to do help your child who may be suffering from sleep apnea or other airway problems.

4 Causes of Airway Problems

There are many contributing factors that make some children more susceptible to airway problems than others. Some of these factors include:

  • Being overweight
  • Family history of sleep apnea
  • Defect of mouth, throat or jaw structure
  • Features surrounding the airway are underdeveloped

6 Symptoms of Airway Problems

  • Snoring
  • Oversize adenoids or tonsils
  • Wetting the bed
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Hyperactivity (ADHD)

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Treatments for Airway Health

Depending on what is causing the airway obstruction, your physician may provide you with treatment that can include the removal of adenoids/tonsils, or provide treatment for allergies. Your physician may also refer the patient to a dentist, like ours at Lansdowne Dental Care, for myofunctional therapy or orthodontic treatment.

Why You Should Seek Treatment for Your Child

Airway problems can lead to many more health problems like sleep apnea in adulthood that can cause high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke.  Another reason to seek treatment for your child is to help them avoid developing severe orthodontic issues like malocclusions which can be expensive and painful to treat in the future. In addition, if you seek treatment for your child, they will sleep better, feel more rested, and stop snoring and bedwetting. Avoid severe problems in the future by seeking treatment for your child today. Although our dentists cannot diagnose your child, on a physician can, we can provide treatment options such as myofunctional therapy or orthodontics.

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Meet Dr. Tracey Nguyen

Dr. Tracey Nguyen received her Doctor of Dental Surgery, Magna cum laude, at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Nguyen is trained in all phases of implant dentistry, and has received extensive training in cosmetic dentistry. She is also a manuscript/review editor for the Academy of General Dentistry.

We are located in Leesburg, VA but proudly serve Lansdowne, Reston, Broadlands, Ashburn, Sterling, and all neighboring communities.