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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research


Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Role of Orthodontics – A Brief Overview


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Author Details : Jiju M., Mohd. Tariq, Sandhya Maheshwari, Aditi Gaur, Yumna Qamar

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2017

Article Page : 192-197


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Abstract

Obstructive sleep apnea is a medical condition that can affect an individual’s life quality. Obstructive sleep apnea, at times can cause both physical and mental trauma to the patients. Proper treatment has to be given since it can change to a fatal medical condition if left ignored. OSA is characterized by upper airway obstruction,temporary cessation of breathing (apnea) or shallow breathing(hypopnea),associated with disturbed sleep. Snoring can be a regular symptom. A proper diagnosis and management is very much essential in such individuals to provide them a better life quality. The main aim of this article is to provide an overview of Obstructive sleep apnea- its clinical features, diagnosis and clinical management. Also, emphasis has given to explain the role of orthodontist in Obstructive sleep apnea.

Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep apnea, Snoring, Sleep disorder, Breathing disorders.

How to cite : Jiju M., Tariq M, Maheshwari S, Gaur A, Qamar Y, Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Role of Orthodontics – A Brief Overview. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2017;3(4):192-197

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