At your child's first routine examination we will gently examine his or her teeth and gums. X-rays may be taken in order to reveal any decay and check on the progress of the teeth that are still forming. We may also clean his or her teeth and apply topical fluoride to help protect against decay.
TMJ / TMD
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD) is not just a disorder, but a group of conditions, often painful, that affect the jaw joint or Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and the muscles that control chewing. Usually, discomfort from TMJ/TMD is occasional and temporary, often occurring in cycles. In most cases the discomfort will eventually go away whether treated or not.
Sleep apnea is a sleeping disorder in which people stop breathing, sometimes hundreds of times per night. With normal breathing, air will pass through the nose and the structures in the back of the throat. When a person is awake, muscles will hold the airway open. When asleep, the muscles relax but the airway stays open. With this disorder, the upper airway is blocked, causing oxygen levels to drop in the brain and blood.