alexa Mandibular Advancement Device Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Community Dental Care: Two-year Follow-up Study on Self-reported Sleep Quality, Side Effects, and Compliance
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Journal of Sleep Disorders & Therapy
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Research Article

Mandibular Advancement Device Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Community Dental Care: Two-year Follow-up Study on Self-reported Sleep Quality, Side Effects, and Compliance

Tiina-Riitta Vuorjoki-Ranta1*, Frank Lobbezoo2, Henri Tuomilehto3,4, Mauno Könönen5, Antti Pihakari1 and Jari Ahlberg1,5
1Helsinki Health Centre, Unit for Specialized Oral Care in the Metropolitan Area and Kirkkonummi, Helsinki, Finland
2Department of Oral Kinesiology, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam (ACTA), University of Amsterdam and VU University Amsterdam, MOVE Research Institute Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
3Oivauni Sleep Clinic, Kuopio, Finland
4Institute of Public Health and Clinical Nutrition, Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Eastern Finland
5Department of Stomatognathic Physiology and Prosthetic Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, Finland
Corresponding Author : Tiina-Riitta Vuorjoki-Ranta
Doctor of Dental Surgery, Helsinki Health Center
Toinen linja 4 C, 00530, Finland
Tel: 3580503712742
E-mail: [email protected]
Received October 01, 2014; Accepted November 22, 2014; Published November 30, 2014
Citation: Vuorjoki-Ranta TR, Lobbezoo F, Tuomilehto H, Könönen M, Pihakari A, et al. (2014) Mandibular Advancement Device Therapy in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Snoring in Community Dental Care: Two-year Follow-up Study on Self-reported Sleep Quality, Side Effects, and Compliance. J Sleep Disord Ther 3:180. doi:10.4172/2167-0277.1000180
Copyright: © 2014 Vuorjoki-Ranta TR, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Study background: Obesity is constantly increasing health problem worldwide and so are its detrimental consequences, including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Mandibular advancement devices (MADs) are proven to be efficient in treating mild to moderate OSA and snoring. We followed for two years 103 patients treated with a titrable MAD in a Community Dental Care setting. Methods: A follow-up questionnaire was mailed in 2012 to 124 patients who had participated in a survey 2010 and given their consent for further study. Results: Of all the 103 respondents 85% (n=88) still used MAD. Subjective tiredness (p<0.05) and the presence of any snoring (p<0.01) were reported more often in the long-term study than in the short-term study. In contrast, difficulty in initiating sleep with the device in situ was seen less often (p<0.05). According to the logistic regression, reduced loud snoring was significantly associated with the compliance of frequent wear of MAD (p<0.05). The majority (82%) of the patients also reported a positive impact of MAD in social (family) life due to reduced loud snoring. Conclusion: Titrable MAD is a noteworthy treatment modality for mild to moderate OSA and especially snoring. Compliance in using MADs and reported subjective health seem to remain at good level. General dentists could probably perform a great part of the care. However, possible worsening of OSA and side effects of MADs should be borne in mind.

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