Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: progressive mandibular advancement during polysomnography.

@article{Raphaelson1998OralAT,
  title={Oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome: progressive mandibular advancement during polysomnography.},
  author={Marc Raphaelson and E J Alpher and K. W. Bakker and J R Perlstrom},
  journal={Cranio : the journal of craniomandibular practice},
  year={1998},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={44-50}
}
Six patients diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea completed titration of an adjustable oral appliance, called the Silencer, during a single night of polysomnography. This protocol allowed for rapid titration of the oral appliance and effective treatment of sleep apnea. Variables which showed improvement included frequency of obstructive events, oxyhemoglobin saturation and snoring. Dental appliance adjustments with the silencer device can be made within three minutes. We have demonstrated… CONTINUE READING