Sleep disorder/sleep apnea is a widespread and prevalent condition that has profound effects on the health and well-being of all who suffer from it. Many patients may develop emotional and psychological problems in addition to physical and medical problems. Without treatment, these individuals will place an enormous financial burden on the health care system and on society as a whole. These patients can be treated successfully by using the multidisciplinary approach discussed in this article.
Although a preponderance of studies show the direct correlation between mouth breathing and abnormal facial growth and sleep disorder/sleep apnea, not enough information is available about this correlation. This article is presented in the hope that both health care professionals and the public will become more knowledgeable about and more vigilant in assessing mouth breathing in children and adults, thus alleviating the many emotional, physical, and psychological problems associated with this condition.
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If you or your loved one is a mouth breather or have sleeping disorder, call Kaleen Family Dental Surgery’s sleep apnea specialist, Dr. Henny Purba at 62415941 to discuss your condition and the treatment options available to you.