Pediatric Dentist

Pediatric Breathing & Airway

Scottsdale, AZ

At Scottsdale Family Smiles, our team not only focuses on a child’s teeth, gums and jaw, but we also focus on airway quality. By providing standard airway evaluations, Dr. Fattah can help determine if there are breathing concerns that may lead to further health issues if untreated.

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Why is an Airway Evaluation Important for My Child?

An airway that is too narrow, underdeveloped or constricted can prevent a child from getting enough oxygen as they sleep. This can lead to a disturbance in sleep quality and other issues like ADHD, chronic sore throat, irritability and many other conditions. Not getting sufficient, quality sleep can be detrimental for a child’s growth because it is during deep sleep when a child’s natural growth hormone is released.

What Are the Warning Signs of an Improperly-Formed Airway?

There are many signs that your child is experiencing abnormal breathing and sleep. These include mouth breathing, snoring, teeth grinding, ADHD, poor performance in school and irritability. Chronic sore throats and allergies, swollen tonsils, crooked teeth and speech issues are also signs that there may be an issue. It’s important to watch for these symptoms and discuss them with Dr. Fattah and our team.

What Treatment is Available at Scottsdale Family Smiles for Pediatric Airway Issues?

We use a system of orthodontic devices to help the upper and lower jaws develop and reshape the oral cavity. As these areas develop and change in shape, the child’s airway widens and expands, allowing them to breathe easier. Expanding the airway also offers a permanent solution for sleep apnea. Treatment for sleep disorders in children can improve chronic allergies and sore throat, performance in school and many other issues

This treatment at Scottsdale Family Smiles can also help straighten teeth. Teeth are often crowded because a child’s jaw is too small. When the jaw is expanded with this treatment, it allows plenty of room for teeth to grow in naturally. This can provide a straight smile without the need for braces.

It’s important to treat these issues early, allowing for optimal growth and development and fewer future problems. Call us today at 480-607-6937 to schedule an appointment for an airway evaluation in Scottsdale, Arizona.

What Our Patients Are Saying

Bright pleasant clean office. Staff very welcoming and friendly. Safety COVID precautions all in place. Never felt nervous about being examined without my mask. Dr. Fattah's very thorough exam found some teeth that need work

Karen | Patient

Dr. Fattah has incorporated the latest research and equipment in his practice. He looks beyond the issue to discover root cause. As individualized medicine becomes the standard of care, dentistry need to continuously evolve.

Nancy | Patient

We gladly travel for our whole family to see Dr. Fattah— we cannot recommend him enough! He’s very communicative, skilled and takes great care of each patient!

Sylvie | Patient

Had my very first visit there today. Have to give kudos to the whole staff. From the moment I walked in everyone was so pleasantly kind and accommodating!

Lexy | Patient

Pediatric Dental Care

Scottsdale, AZ

To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling (480) 607-6937.

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