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Interconnect Between Periodontal Disease & Daytime Somnolence: A Cross-Sectional Study

Shivjot Chhina, Sachit Anand Arora, Anjali Goel, Shivesh Mishra, John Kazimm

Keywords : Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Daytime somnolence, Periodontitis, Gingivitis, Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS).

Citation Information : Chhina S, Arora SA, Goel A, Mishra S, Kazimm J. Interconnect Between Periodontal Disease & Daytime Somnolence: A Cross-Sectional Study. Indian Sleep Med 2016; 11 (2):59-65.

DOI: 10.5958/0974-0155.2016.00009.7

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Published Online: 01-06-2014

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Background: Periodontal Diseases encompass diseases of the gingiva & supporting structures such as bone and cementum. Periodontal diseases are known to have an interconnect with cardiovascular diseases, metabolic disorders, and atherosclerosis. Recent evidence suggests a relationship between periodontal diseases and Obstructive sleep apneas (OSA). Aim: The present study was conducted to assess the relationship between periodontal diseases and Daytime Somnolence using the Epworth Sleepiness Scale (ESS). Results: The results of this study revealed a strong relationship between severity of periodontal diseases and Daytime somnolence, although not statistically significant.

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