Sleep apnea can affect adults and children. According to the Sleep Apnea Association, 22 million Americans suffer from this condition. Also, 80% of those diagnosed have cases of moderate or severe sleep apnea.
Our Lake County IL dental office knows all to well that children often suffer with breathing difficulties. Sleep apnea has no age boundaries – they affect otherwise healthy children and can present at a very early age. The symptoms may be less obvious or it may be that these young children have always had headaches, jaw pain, or difficulty in normal functions of opening their mouth, chewing, swallowing, breathing and speaking.
As sad as that sounds, children often don’t know there’s a difference and think that it’s normal to have daily headaches, jaw pain and difficulty breathing. Other than a brief illness, snoring in children is not normal and is considered pathological. The good news is that children are constantly in some stage of development, so the earlier the problem is diagnosed and treated, the better the results!
The proper development of your child’s facial and oral structure during their formative years will support them for life. For the sake of your child, take a preventive approach and have them evaluated from an early age on a regular basis.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can have detrimental effects on your overall health. There are some patients who may be more susceptible to the risks of developing sleep apnea than others. Let Dr. Debora Klein help you combat this disorder. If you live in Lake County, IL, call us today. We will help you regain a good night’s rest once again.
Dr. Debora Klein
428 North Rand Road
North Barrington, IL
Monday: 8AM – 7PM
Tuesday: 9AM – 8PM
Wednesday: 8AM – 5PM
Thursday: 9AM – 5PM
Friday: 9AM – 3PM