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An Overview of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea Syndrome and Oral Appliance Therapy



Oral appliances, one of the treatment options for obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS), is used to treat mild and moderate OSAS. The aim of this study was to summarise the pathogenesis, epidemiology, diagnosis, and main treatment options of OSAS. A MedLine literature search was performed to identify articles associated with a dental approach to OSAS. It causes snoring, airway obstruction, and sleep disruption. Treating OSAS is important, and it can be managed successfully with an oral appliance. Oral appliances may be an alternative to other OSAS treatments because they are easily tolerated. Oral appliances offer a safe, effective, and noninvasive treatment option for OSAS.

11 Jan, 2016
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e-Published: 30 Mar, 2016


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