When talking about children with nasal congestion, mouth breathing, and snoring, many parents feel that these are minor problems, but these symptoms may affect the baby’s future appearance. If you do not pay attention, it may cause many adverse consequences.
Children with snoring are mostly caused by airway obstruction caused by adenoid or tonsil hypertrophy.
Snoring may be accompanied by hypopnea, decreased oxygen saturation, affecting the child’s memory, attention, other symptoms of airway obstruction and mouth breathing, observe the baby, when he is in a relaxed state, do you breathe? Mouth breathing is mainly caused by nasal airway obstruction, including nasal obstruction and pharyngeal obstruction.
If children have nasal obstructive mouth breathing, the most common cause is allergic rhinitis. The main cause of obstruction of the nasopharynx in the pharyngeal obstruction is adenoid hypertrophy, which is mainly caused by hypertrophy of the tonsil and/or adenoids.
Adenoids, also called pharyngeal tonsils or proliferators, are located in the posterior wall of the nasopharynx and belong to lymphoid tissues. Under normal physiological conditions, the adenoids develop to the maximum in children 6 to 7 years old, gradually shrink after puberty, and disappear after adulthood. Adenoid pathological hypertrophy can easily cause nasal blockage, mouth breathing, ear nausea, hearing loss and other symptoms, eventually leading to chronic rhinitis, chronic sinusitis, obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome and secretory otitis media and other diseases, for children Maxillofacial bone development and mental development have serious effects.
Does an adenoid hypertrophy really get ugly?
What effect does the adenoid or tonsil fertilizer conference have on children’s facial development?
On the one hand, it can cause nasal breathing disorder, which makes the nasal cavity lack airflow stimulation, and the nasal cavity and outer wing are poorly developed, eventually leading to a small nose. On the other hand, the child’s mouth breathing may not only hinder the development of the ankle, but also cause the arch to be arched, resulting in narrowing of the arch or crowded teeth. It can also relax the muscles of the lips, and the mouth cannot be closed naturally. The phenomenon of “lipped face” may also appear as a “long face” phenomenon.
Some children also like to move their heads forward because of adenoid hypertrophy, which causes the lower jaw to be forced to stretch forward and overgrow, resulting in “land-to-day”. Simply put, it is the adenoid or tonsil fertilizer assembly that causes children to breathe, causing dental malformations.
What should I do if I find a child snoring and breathing?
If the parents find that the child has snoring and mouth breathing, please go to the hospital to find the orthodontist. The doctor will make a detailed inquiry and some necessary examinations, and then find out the possible reasons.
Some simple small tests can tell whether a child’s mouth breathing is a bad habit or a ventilatory disorder. For example, let the baby’s mouth see if it can hold water for 3 to 5 minutes.
Bad habits can be corrected by means of blockers, braces, muscle training, etc. If you have a ventilatory disorder, you need to find the cause. In general, the baby’s ventilatory disorder is clinically observed, mostly caused by allergic rhinitis, adenoid or tonsil hypertrophy.
What about adenoid and tonsil hypertrophy?
When parents find that their adenoids and tonsils are hypertrophy, they are still not cut, and it is really a problem for parents to entangle. In the eyes of an orthodontist who cares about the baby’s face value, the hypertrophic adenoid or tonsil is determined to be cut. The effect of mouth breathing on facial bones and teeth is magnified as the baby grows. The sooner the better the blocking effect, the lower the cost. After removing the enlarged adenoid or tonsil and releasing the ventilatory disorder, the child can correct the malformation of the maxillofacial surface by correcting the breathing habit of the mouth. The juveniles in the growth stage need to assist the guidel to guide the growth of the jaw and correct the teeth. Column problems, until the late growth of youth with little growth potential, such as small jaw, long face, ground and other facial deformities can only be improved by surgery.
In short, it is not a trivial matter for children to snoring and breathing. It is necessary to go to the orthodontics department. As long as you can cooperate with early correction, you can achieve good results.