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An Otolaryngologist in Antalya Turkey memorial hospital, who says that complaints of sleeping with an open mouth and snoring in children may be caused by the growth of the nasal flesh and tonsils, Prof. Dr. noted that this condition can cause disturbances in the structure of the jaw and the development of teeth.

Ear, Nose And Throat Specialist Prof. Dr. warned the families about the diseases that cause snoring and sleeping with open mouth. noted that complaints of sleeping with mouth open and snoring in children can occur occasionally, especially during upper respiratory tract infections and allergy attacks.

We often encounter complaints of sleeping with our mouths open and snoring in childhood. The most important reason for the appearance of these complaints is the growth of the nasal and tonsils, which can be more common, especially in children aged 3-7 years. Both cases can be separate, as well as in many cases together. If children have snoring, it should be taken into account by their parents that they can not breathe comfortably while sleeping, and it should be remembered that it can have significant consequences on health.

Sleeping with the mouth open in children can cause disturbances in the structure of the jaw and the development of teeth. In addition, in people with oral breathing, the blood oxygen level is about 20 percent lower than normal. While this condition can cause important health problems such as heart growth, it can also negatively affect many areas such as rapid fatigue, learning-perception difficulties, school failures, toilet habits. In addition, some children with nasal flesh growth may also be accompanied by the formation of fluid in the middle ear. This condition can cause hearing loss in children. If the growth of the nasal flesh or tonsils causes mouth breathing in children, they should definitely be treated. Otherwise, it may cause a number of problems that cannot be repaired,” he said.


In addition to symptoms such as snoring and sleeping with your mouth open, Prof. October that the size of the nasal flesh may also have different symptoms. Dr. “If the flesh of the nose is large, the breath taken from the mouth can affect the development of the upper and lower jaw. The child’s teeth begin to change position, and an image may begin to form that can be called a “nasal flesh face”. If your child has bruises under the eyes, their mouth is open, has a sleepy appearance, the lower jaw is slanted to the back, the upper jaw looks like it is in front, you may suspect nasal flesh growth.

If timely intervention is not taken, these changes in your child’s face may become permanent, but with timely and appropriate treatment, the changes may disappear. The only treatment for nasal flesh is surgery. This operation is performed under general anesthesia. By entering it through the mouth, the nasal flesh is reached, and the nasal flesh is cleaned with a number of surgical instruments. If there is also a fluid formation in the middle ear, during the same session, apparatus called a ventilation tube is placed in the patient’s ears. The patient begins to eat 4 hours after the operation. He can be discharged in the evening of the same day and return to his normal life a few days later. Thanks to this operation, the patient starts to sleep comfortably and his hearing improves,” he said.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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