Pediatric otolaryngology is the care of ENT issues in kids up to 18 years old. These can range from oral ties in newborns to sleep apnea and tonsil infections in teens. Otolaryngology Associates provides expert care for your children in all situations.
Tongue ties can have significant effects on breast feeding, solid feeding, and speech. These oral ties require a team approach to ensure that each family reaches its goal. Providers at Otolaryngology Associates are familiar with anterior and posterior tongue ties and upper lip ties and offer release with both scissors and laser.
Learn More Tonsil infections, or tonsillitis, can cause serious pain and illness that keeps children from participating in school and other activities. It may require multiple rounds of antibiotics per year and can sometimes cause such severe infection that an abscess forms that needs to be drained. The providers at Otolaryngology associates can help discuss options to ensure these infections do not interfere with you and your child’s life.
Learn More Sleep apnea is a condition that is found at all ages, even small children. Symptoms include snoring, poor sleep, and inattention. It is caused by a blockage in the upper airway including the nose, the oral cavity, and the throat. The most common cause of sleep apnea is enlarged tonsils and adenoids. The team at Otolaryngology Associates can help determine of your child has sleep apnea and the various methods possible to improve his or her sleep.
Learn More An ear infection often begins after a child has a cold or other respiratory infection. Because the space behind the eardrum is very small, fluid can be trapped there and get infected by a virus or bacteria. This can be very painful for the child and can potentially be dangerous as well.
Neck masses in children can be quite concerning to parents. Commonly, the neck masses may simply be a swollen lymph node which can be a sign of the body fighting an infection or some form of inflammation. Lymph nodes can increase in size quickly with associated pain and tenderness. Our specialists can help determine if the swollen neck is caused by lymph nodes, congenital masses, cysts, or the very rare chance of lymphoma.