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Obstructive sleep apnea etiology, diagnosis, management and dental considerations


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Author Details: Supneet Singh Wadhwa, Nidhi Duggal, Anshul Chaudhry, Girish Chaudhry

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-9364

Print ISSN : 2581-9356

Article First Page : 100

Article End Page : 105


Abstract

It has been reported that 10% of men and 5% of women in the 30-40 year age group are habitual snorers, prevalence of which increases with age. Upper airway sleep disorders are becoming recognized common medical concerns. The management and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea patients have long since been addressed by medical personals. Recently, dental participation in management of the patients through oral devices has been accepted as a recommended treatment modality by the American Sleep Disorders Association. As dental professionals, we have significant role to play in the early diagnosis, management and care of patients suffering from sleep apnea. This article reviews the etiology, clinical features, management and dental perspective of obstructive sleep apnea.

Keywords:
Obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep disorders, Snoring, Oral devices