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Catégorie : Sleep apnea

Management of sleep apnea by orthosurgery

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

The goal of this page is to present rational scientific reasons to consider a maxillomandibular advancement orthognathic surgery as the treatment of choice for patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea syndrome. We revised the use of mandibular advancement devices (MADs) and of continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). Mandibular advancement device MADs are efficient in the […]

Continuous positive airway pressure, CPAP

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

CPAP means Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Several continuous positive airway pressure machines are available on the market. The goal of this page is not to indicate which one is the best machine, but rather inform how a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine can be efficient in sleep apnea therapy.   Reduction of daytime sleepiness […]

Mandibular advancement device

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Mandibular advancement device There are several types of efficient mandibular advancement devices for the treatment of sleep apnea. The Canadian Thoracic Society (CTS) as well as the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) suggest, as a front-line treatment, the use of dental device in the treatment of simple snoring, in cases of light to moderate […]

Sleep apnea_Orthosurgery treatment

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Cas #1 Case study Émile is 47 years old and is referred in orthodontics by an oral surgeon. He is suffering from severe apnea. He has been searching for a solution for the past 10 years. He underwent uvuloplasty which consists of the removal of the uvula and part of the soft palate. Apart from […]

Sleep apnea, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms

Auteur : Dr Sylvain Chamberland, Orthodontist,

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most frequent problem of breathing disorders related to sleep. It is a known fact that snoring is one of the first symptoms of apnea. 20% to 25% of snorers (1 out of 4) are reported to suffer from obstructive sleep apnea as well. A consultation in sleep medicine is strongly […]