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REVIEW ARTICLE
J Korean Sleep Res Soc. 2006;3(2):74-78.         doi: https://doi.org/10.13078/jksrs.06013
Efficacy of Mandibular Advancement Device in Management of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Seung Hyun Yoon, and Seong Taek Kim
TMJ & Orofacial Pain Clinic, Department of Oral Medicine, Yonsei University Dental Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Seong Taek Kim ,Tel: +82-2-2228-8880, Fax: +82-2-362-8578, Email: k8756050@hotmail.com
Received: 5 December 2006;  Accepted: 20 December 2006.
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ABSTRACT
Sleep apnea syndrome is very common breathing disorder, which can cause significant health problem and poor quality of life. Among several treatments of sleep apnea syndrome, oral appliance treatment has been used effectively in some sleep apnea syndrome. Since then, mandibular advancement devices (MAD) have become a common treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and are used to increase the caliber of the airway during sleep. Nevertheless, it appears that only a small percentage of patients will quit using a MAD because of temporomandibular joint (TMJ) or masticatory muscle soreness. So patients using MADs must be monitored regularly for ongoing efficacy and for associated complications. In this article, the history of MAD and the efficacy of this appliance for OSA will be discussed.
Keywords: Obstructive sleep apnea | Oral appliance | Mandibular advancement devices
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