Management of a case of severe obstructive sleep apnea with acrylic herbst splint appliance: A case report
BNBM Prasad, B Jayan, D Bhattacharyya, AK Rajput, RK Dhiman
Oral appliance,Obstructive sleep apnea
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Prasad B, Jayan B, Bhattacharyya D, Rajput A, Dhiman R. Management of a case of severe obstructive sleep apnea with acrylic herbst splint appliance: A case report. Indian Sleep Med 2006; 1 (3):157-160.
A middle aged serving soldier with severe obstructive sleep apnea and non compliance to CPAP was managed with acrylic Herbst splint oral appliance. The oral appliance enabled the patient to protrude the mandible and tongue forward, thus increasing the posterior airway space when in supine position. There was gross improvement on Apnea index and Epworth sleepiness scale.
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