How is sleep apnea treated?

Dr. Khoury is trained to assess your child’s airway and will work with an ear-nose-throat doctor (ENT), pediatric sleep specialist or orthodontist for corrective treatment. An overnight sleep study and/or an x-ray of the child’s head and neck to see whether the airway is too narrow or blocked, may be indicated to further diagnose. If an airway obstruction is present, removing tonsils or other airway obstructions can help. Weight management, medicines to relieve nasal congestion, special appliances to expand the arches and positional therapy, may be helpful to open your child’s airway for proper rest, growth and development.