Sleep & Airway Evaluation and Treatment
In recent years there has been an increasing interest and understanding of how the teeth and soft tissues of the mouth contribute to one’s overall breathing and sleeping ability. When the tongue isn’t properly positioned against the roof of the mouth during development, and when an individual isn’t able to breath through their nose comfortably during development, dental and skeletal changes result that can contribute to a lifetime of breathing and sleeping difficulties.
Dr. Lavigne has a particular interest in this area after having suffered from inability to sleep and breath comfortably herself. If you’re concerned you may be suffering from difficulty sleeping, have a hard time breathing through your nose either during the day or at night, or if you’ve been told you snore, we have the ability to help screen for these issues and get you either the treatment you need in our office, or a referral to an appropriate medical professional.