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Caring for Your Throat Health in Plano

Problems with your throat can be simple or significant. Tonsillitis, voice ailments, sore throat, and even hoarseness all interfere with our ability to communicate or interact with others. These conditions can be improved upon or corrected with specialized care from Dr. Steven Peskind’s ear, nose, throat, and allergy clinic. Some of the more common conditions we help include:


Tonsillitis refers to swelling of the pharyngeal tonsils (glands at the back of the throat). Swelling can involve other locations of the back of the throat, the adenoids and the lingual tonsils (tonsil tissue at the back of the tongue). There are numerous variations of tonsillitis: acute, recurrent and chronic, as well as peritonsillar abscess.

Viral or bacterial infections and immunologic conditions cause tonsillitis. Almost every kid in the United States experiences at least one episode of tonsillitis. Due to innovations in medical treatment, tonsillitis mortality is now extremely rare.


In the months before we are born, a sturdy cord called a frenulum forms in the center of our mouths under our tongues. From there, it guides development of mouth structures. After birth, the frenulum guides the position of inbound teeth. But as we age, it recedes and thins. If you look in the mirror under your tongue, you’ll see your frenulum. Some children have a frenulum that is especially tight or fails to recede. This can trigger tongue mobility problems, being tongue-tied. Kids with severe tongue-tie may also experience severe speech and eating difficulties, which require surgical correction.


Nearly half of adults snore occasionally and 25 percent are regular snorers. Snoring is more common in males and obese individuals, and typically intensifies with age. Snoring can be caused by obstructed breathing and should not be ignored. Dr. Steven Peskind is an otolaryngologist who can find the structural source of your snoring and offer options for this noisy and unwanted behavior.

Loud snoring occurs when something obstructs airflow through the passages at the back of the mouth and nose. This is where the tongue and upper throat meet at the soft palate and uvula. Snoring happens when these pieces touch each other and vibrate. In kids, snoring may indicate problems with the tonsils and adenoids. If your child is a chronic snorer you should see an otolaryngologist/ENT doctor or pediatric ENT. Dr. Peskind might suggest a tonsillectomy and adenoidectomy to return your child to wellness.

Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids

If you or your children have enlarged tonsils or adenoids, it can be tough to breathe through the mouth/throat or nose. If tonsils and adenoids are enlarged, breathing during sleep might be disrupted. Other signs you might be suffering from enlarged tonsils or adenoids are:

  • Breathing through the mouth instead of the nose
  • Nose sounds “blocked” when you speak
  • Chronic runny nose
  • Noisy breathing during the day
  • Recurring ear infections
  • Chronic snoring
  • Restlessness during sleep, pauses in breathing (may indicate sleep apnea).

Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder identified by irregular pauses in breathing or abnormally reduced breathing/shortness of breath during sleep. Each pause in breathing, called an apnea, can last from 10 seconds to minutes, and occur up to 30 times or more per hour. Sleep apnea is typically identified with an overnight sleep test called a polysomnogram or “sleep study”. Sleep apnea is treatable. Dr. Peskind can explain the options.


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Steven Peskind, MD: 972-596-2552
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Office Hours - Dr. Peskind

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am-12pm, 1:00 pm-5 pm
Friday, 7:30 am - 12 pm

Office Hours - Enhanced Hearing/Hearing Aids

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 12 pm, 1:00 pm - 5 pm
Friday, 8:00 am - 12 pm

Steven Peskind, MD, is a board-certified otolaryngologist (ENT) and allergy specialist located at 5957 Dallas Parkway, Suite #100 in Plano, TX 75093. Call 972-596-2552 or fax to 972-964-7209.

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