Large tonsils and adeniods are the commonest problems linked with SDB. Surgical removal of tonsils is often first choice treatment. However, there are other conditions and features that are linked to SDB. Managing the other conditions may be essential for successful treatment, such as:
- Environmental irritants (eg: tobacco smoke)
Because of the complex nature of SBD, teams formed from several specialties are often required. An otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat specialist), pulmonologist (sleep and breathing specialist), and an orthodontist frequently work together for the most successful outcomes. If your child has some of the signs, symptoms, or risk factors of SBD you should talk with your child's doctor and request a referral to an ENT or sleep specialist.