This is a very, very serious problem that gets little respect or sense of urgency from many physicians. I can’t count the number of times in 30 plus years of dentistry, I have sent children and teenagers to their family physician or and ENT for an airway evaluation. The usual routine is:
- let’s observe them
- let’s put them on antibiotics
- let’s give them steroids, antihistamines and “drugs”
- let’s test them for allergies and do elimination diets
Not one of these is helpful for “immediate” intervention and that is what they need.
The long term consequences of not treating childhood airway problems is akin to signing an executive order for a much unhealthier life for that child than they could have had.
I am passionate about this.
Dr Lowrance is a Family Practice Dentist in Corpus Christi, TX. He is also a board certified Clinical Nutritionist and regularly counsels his patients on good nutrition. He also treats TMJ and headache patients using neuromuscular principles and treats Sleep Apnea patients as well as snoring problems. He sees patients who are CPAP intolerant and want an alternative to the “machine”.
Dr Lowrance is board ready Fellow of the Las Vegas Institute and an advanced Cosmetic Dentist. He is on the leading edge of Cosmetic Dentistry.
Visit his website at CCSmiles.com.