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Utah ENT Pediatric Care & Treatment

 

Children are not simply “little adults”. They are physically different. Different enough to come down with diseases adults just do not get. Illnesses, symptoms, appropriate medications, and treatments are all influenced by the age and size of your child. Treating children requires specific medical knowledge and equipment.

The ENT Center of Utah pediatric clinics’ doctors and teams are uniquely qualified in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric diseases, ailments & urgencies.

Call today: 801-685-3393

Common Ear Nose & Throat, Conditions Treated

Ear Infections (chronic, kids, baby): Ear infections are part of a child’s development, but sometimes ENT pediatric care is needed. Acute otitis media (AOM) and otitis media with effusion (OME). AOM comes on quickly with swelling and redness in the ear, fever, ear pain, and temporary hearing impairment because of inflammation and the buildup of fluids in the middle ear.

Otitis Media: By the age of five, most children will have experienced at least one uncomfortable middle ear infection called otitis media. A middle ear infection affects the air-filled space behind the eardrum that contains the tiny vibrating bones of the ear. There are two types of middle ear infection, acute otitis media (AOM) and otitis media with effusion (OME). Usually ear infections get better by themselves or are effectively treated with antibiotics. 

Ear Tubes: Sometimes ear infections can become persistent and chronic which can lead to other problems, such as hearing loss, poor school performance, or behavior and speech issues. In these cases, your child’s doctor may recommend the insertion of an ear tube by an ENT specialist..

Ear Tube Surgery: Tympanostomy & Myringotomy tube surgery, is one of the most common pediatric surgical procedures involving surgical insertion of ear tubes.. The surgery is typically scheduled when a child has been diagnosed with several middle ear infections.

Strep Throat: Strep throat is a bacterial infection that causes inflammation and pain in the throat. This common condition is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria and can affect children of all ages.

Tonsils & Adenoids: Tonsils and adenoids help defend children’s bodies from infection. They contain cells and antibodies of the immune system to help prevent throat and lung infections and trap bacteria and viruses that are breathed into the body..

Tonsil Removal/Surgery: A tonsillectomy is a simple and effective surgery. The surgeon removes the tonsils through a child’s mouth without any external incisions in the skin. The procedure takes only about 20 minutes, and many kids go home the day of surgery. Recovery time is typically 1 to 2 weeks depending on the surgical technique used.

Tonsillitis: Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils, two oval-shaped pads of tissue in the back of the mouth and top of the throat— one tonsil on each side. Most cases of tonsillitis are caused by infection with a common virus, but bacterial infections also may cause tonsillitis. Tonsillitis is very common in children.

Tonsil Stones: Tonsil stones, also called tonsilloliths, are small lumps that form in your tonsils. The main symptom of tonsil stones is bad breath.

MEET OUR PHYSICIANS

John Butler, M.D.

John Butler, M.D.

Matthew E. Dahl, M.D.

Matthew E. Dahl, M.D.

Justin D. Hill, M.D.

Justin D. Hill, M.D.

Steven K. Miller, M.D.,F.A.C.S.

Steven K. Miller, M.D.,F.A.C.S.

Bryan Tagge, M.D.

Bryan Tagge, M.D.

Steven Taylor, M.D.

Steven Taylor, M.D.

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