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Sound Sleep After Tonsillectomy

June 18th, 2010

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Tonsillectomy is the most common treatment for sleep-disordered breathing. Having your tonsils taken out doesn’t have to be as painful as in years past. New advancements, such as Coblation are making the recovery far quicker and more comfortable for children.

Approximately three-fourths of all tonsillectomies are performed to remove enlarged tonsils, ones that are obstructing a child’s ability to breathe and potentially leading to sleep-disordered breathing and obstructive sleep apnea. Symptoms of sleep disordered breathing include, restless sleep, snoring, poor academic performance, bedwetting and ADHD-type behaviors.

While relatively uncommon, due to the advancement of antibiotics, tonsils are still removed as a treatment for recurring or chronic tonsillitis.

Visit tonsilfacts.com for more information.

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