Research / Articles
Association Between Periodontal Disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: What the Periodontist Should Know
American Association of Orthodontists - March 2021
Ryan Price, DDS and Philip Kang, DDS
"Periodontists should be able to recognize patients who are at risk for OSA or who already have OSA, because it will help them more effectively maintain these patients' oral health and manage their periodontal disease."
Mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea is associated with hypertension, diabetes
American Academy of Sleep Medicine - June 2017
Alexandros Vgontzas, MD
“We found that even mild sleep apnea was strongly associated with increased risk of developing hypertension by 4 times compared to individuals without sleep apnea...Similarly, moderate sleep apnea was associated with increased risk of developing diabetes by almost 3 times compared to individuals without sleep apnea.”
Evolving Relationship Between Sleep-Disordered Breathing and Stroke
American College of Cariology - June 2015
By Mary Ellen Wells, PhD
"Evidence has identified SDB is an independent risk factor for stroke. The risk of stroke or death increases for patients even with mildly elevated AHI's. For this reason, effective screening, diagnosis, and treatment of SDB are needed to decrease risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as improve outcomes post-stroke."