Pediatric ENT Specialist

Specialists In Otolaryngology

Howard Berg, MD

Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist located in West Orange, NJ

Children can suffer from many of the same ear, nose, and throat issues as adults. Understanding the cause of your child’s pain or irritation can be difficult and distressing. If you suspect your child is suffering from an illness or problem affecting the ear, nose, or throat, Specialists In Otolaryngology led by board-certified physician Howard Berg, MD, provides gentle and effective pediatric ENT care in a relaxed and comfortable environment. To schedule your child’s visit book an appointment at the office in West Orange, New Jersey, by phone or online today.

Pediatric ENT Q & A

What is a pediatric otolaryngologist?

A pediatric otolaryngologist is a physician that provides specialized ENT care to children and teens. Pediatric otolaryngologists work with you to achieve the best outcomes for your child’s ear, nose, and throat-related conditions. Dr. Berg has over 30 years of experience providing the highest quality ENT care to patients of all ages. Pediatric otolaryngology allows you to access safe and effective treatment catered to the specific needs of your child. 

What services do pediatric ENT doctors provide?

There are a number of reasons you might find yourself in need of a pediatric otolaryngologist. Dr. Berg provides high-quality treatment for a number of chronic and acute conditions affecting the head and neck. Dr. Berg and his team have experience treating a wide range of pediatric ENT concerns, including:

  • Ear infections
  • Hearing loss
  • Injuries
  • Tonsillitis
  • Laryngitis
  • Sleep apnea
  • Enlarged adenoids
  • Sinusitis

Dr. Berg also provides surgical procedures for addressing abnormalities, tumors, as well as ear, nose, and throat disorders. If you suspect your child is suffering from a serious ear, nose, or throat condition, speaking with an ENT specialist as soon as possible can help your child avoid complications like hearing loss and vocal cord lesions. 

What is tongue-tie?

Tongue-tie is a deformity characterized by a thick, tight band of tissue that lies at the base of the tongue and restricts its range of motion. Tongue-tie is present at birth and often interferes with breastfeeding. Symptoms of tongue-tie include difficulty lifting the tongue and trouble sticking the tongue out past the lower teeth or gums.  

Tongue-tie is treated with a frenotomy, a quick and simple surgical procedure that frees the tongue from the restrictive band of tissue. A frenotomy is a low-risk procedure that can be performed with or without anesthesia. 

Why does my child keep getting ear infections?

Although ear infections can affect patients of all ages, children are more likely to become infected. Common ear infections are caused by bacteria and viruses that enter the nasal passages and spread to the Eustachian tubes inside the ear. The developing Eustachian tubes of young children are narrow and more susceptible to infection than those in adults. 

If your child is in need of specialist ENT care, book an appointment with Dr. Berg by phone or online today.