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Sleep apnea in children is a growing concern. Here at Parmar Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Clarksville, MD, we pride ourselves in screening, helping to obtain diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, including sleep apnea in children.

Sleep apnea may be caused by many different elements. In children, it's most common in those who have allergies, asthma, frequent upper airway infections, and/or are overweight or obese.

According to all recent studies and research, sleep apnea in children is a condition which can bring serious health risks and consequences. The American Academy of Pediatrics states that sleep apnea in children "can result in severe complications if left untreated", and cites delayed diagnosis as a major concern.

Sleep apnea disrupts sleep patterns, which does much more than make your children exhausted during the day, bringing down their school grades and performance in the process. Sleep apnea in children could lead to cognitive deficits, behavior problems, high blood pressure, heart problems, inflammation and much more, everything from weight gain to headaches, from diabetes to depression, ADD and ADHD symptoms and on down the line.

Clearly, if you're concerned that your child may have sleep apnea or obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), then it's time to schedule an appointment to begin the process of evaluation and diagnosis. Call us today at 410-531-5639 and we can begin a plan of action and tell you more about our experience with and treatments for sleep apnea in children.

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