Obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) is a very common disorder, affecting a large percentage of the population. Often undiagnosed, it increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, arterial hypertension, diabetes and other chronic medical conditions. Dentists with expertise in sleep medicine can easily identify signs and symptoms of OSA, facilitate referral, and provide effective treatments in collaboration with medical providers. This text aims to provide an overview of relevant topics to dentists who want to include sleep medicine in their clinical practice.
The first part of the book is dedicated to the description and diagnosis of sleep disordered breathing. The second part discusses different therapeutic options for treating sleep-disordered breathing. The site of airway obstruction, BMI, craniofacial anatomy, and sleep position of the patient provide crucial data, informing the most suitable therapeutic options and the conditions under which they can be employed. The last chapter describes cases that illustrate the clinical approach adopted for select patients with OSAS from the first medical consultation to follow-up. Here the authors showcase the different steps in a multidisciplinary approach for the management of patients affected by OSAS.
- Francesca Milano Dentist, Specialist in Orthodontics, SIMSO (Italian Society of Dental Sleep Medicine) Counselor
- Antonio L. Gracco Associate Professor, University of Padua, SIMSO (Italian Society of Dental Sleep Medicine) Vice President
- Massimiliano Di Giosia Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry
Table of contents:
- Chapter 1 Introduction to obstructive sleep apnea syndrome
- Chapter 2 Sleep diagnosis and polysomnography
- Chapter 3 Clinical and instrumental diagnosis of obstructive sites
- Chapter 4 Therapeutic choise
- Chapter 5 Lifestyle interventions and pharmacological therapy for OSAS
- Chapter 6 Continuous positive airways pressure therapy and other positive pressure devices
- Chapter 7 Maxillofacial surgical therapy
- Chapter 8 Surgical ENT therapy
- Chapter 9 Sleep bruxism
- Chapter 10 Oral devices
- Chapter 11 Clinical dental approach
- Chapter 12 Side effects and management of oral device complications
- Chapter 13 Clinical cases
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