Management of obstructive sleep apnea: A dental perspective.

  title={Management of obstructive sleep apnea: A dental perspective.},
  author={Ariga Padma and Nagarajan Ramakrishnan and Vinod C Narayanan},
  journal={Indian journal of dental research : official publication of Indian Society for Dental Research},
  volume={18 4},
Sleep disordered breathing is a term which includes simple snoring, upper airway resistance syndrome, and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Simple snoring is a common complaint affecting 45% of adults occasionally and 25% of adults habitually and is a sign of upper airway obstruction. Snoring has also been identified as a possible risk factor for hypertension, ischemic heart disease, and stroke. The role of dentistry in sleep disorders is becoming more significant, especially in co-managing… CONTINUE READING
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