Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
Open Access

ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

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Abstract

ROLE OF ORAL APPLIANCE IN CLINICAL MANAGEMENTOF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IN CHILDREN

Balaji K, Tarasingh P

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) as repetitive episodes of upper airway obstruction that occur during sleep, usually associated with a reduction in blood oxygen saturation. OSA syndrome is thought to affect 1 – 3% of children. OSA can be treated with continuous positive air pressure (CPAP), oral appliance (OAs) and surgical intervention depending on the condition. In this article role of oral appliance, types and guidelines of using OAs in clinical management of OSA in children will be discussed

Published Date: 2010-06-30;

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