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Airway treatment for children and adults
At Main Family Dental, our team is dedicated to the oral health and overall well-being of our patients — including airway health.
Breathing naturally relies on stable oral health, functional jaw joints, and unrestricted airflow. When a component of this process is compromised, it can lead to devastating chronic health issues, including sleep-disordered breathing, snoring, and sleep apnea.
As a dentist, Dr. Main has an in-depth understanding of the tissues in the mouth and throat that facilitate airflow. She specializes in diagnosing oral concerns that are impacting your airway and offers modern airway treatments for all ages.
Pediatric Airway Treatment
Children between the ages of 2-6 who chronically breathe through their mouth and/or snore are more susceptible to a variety of chronic illnesses, including:
- Inflammatory diseases
- Prolonged bedwetting
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Narrow and collapsed or high palate
- Crowded teeth
- Narrow dental arches
- Jaws that shift backward
- Cognitive and behavioral issues
Treating airway issues as early as possible is important for proper growth and development in children. Dr. Main evaluates airway health as part of every visit with the goal of optimizing your child’s ability to breathe and sleep easier now and in the future.
Airway Dentistry FAQs
What is airway dentistry?
Airway dentistry focuses on the structure of the mouth and how that impacts breathing — both at night and during the day. This involves evaluating things like tooth wear, the position of your tongue, and the condition of the soft tissue in your mouth. The goal is to prevent sleep apnea, snoring, and sleep-disordered breathing, as that leads to bigger issues down the road.
What are the common symptoms of an airway problem?
- Clenching, grinding, or gritting your teeth
- Teeth marks on your tongue (from pressing your tongue up against your teeth all the time)
- Diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
- Waking up at night gasping or choking
- Chronic headaches, neckaches, or backaches
- Hearing pop or click when you open and close your mouth
- Mouth breathing
Can dentists help with mouth breathing?
Yes! Our dentist is often the first to notice symptoms of mouth breathing—which could include tooth decay, gum infections, or even swollen tonsils. Not only can we treat these symptoms, but we can also help remedy the condition!
“Main Family Dental is very professional, caring, on time, and makes you feel very comfortable. My experience was one of the best ever. Especially since I’m one that is a nervous wreck when it comes to seeing a dentist. I now look forward to going. You can know that you are in good hands.”
“Great visit at Main Family Dental. Dr. Main was thoughtful, thorough, and helpful. The whole staff was fantastic, cheerful, and professional. I had great fears of a tooth problem. An hour after a quick, pain-free visit, I think I'm fixed. No more sensitivity.”
“These guys are great! Professional, courteous, and a great atmosphere! Each step of the process was explained in layman’s terms. Dr. Main and the entire staff are phenomenal!!”
“Will insurance cover my visit?”
What to Expect
Early diagnosis and treatment can make all the difference! Even if you aren’t visiting our office specifically for airway dentistry, Dr. Main will look for signs of airway concerns at every dental exam you have. For children, our goal is to ensure the proper development of the jaws and teeth. For adults, taking immediate action can help limit your risk of life-threatening illnesses.