What is included in oral appliance (OA) therapy for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Himanshu Wickramasinghe, MD, MBBS; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Patients should receive a complete evaluation by a sleep disorders specialist and a dental professional, both of whom should be experienced in OA therapy; their close collaboration is required. Follow-up PSG after final fitting helps confirm that OA therapy is treating OSA adequately; no other method is available for this purpose (the device should not be titrated during the course of an assessment study). [188] . OA devices may resolve snoring without adequately treating OSA.


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