We use cookies and other tools to enhance your experience on our website and to analyze our web traffic.
For more information about these cookies and the data collected, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

Is there a link between sleep apnea, mouth breathing, and peridontal disease?

100 posts
Was this reply useful? Learn more...
SusanR +0 points · over 8 years ago Original Poster Sleep Commentator Researcher

See the research article by Dr. Anne Sanders, with a commentary by PEP member David Keepnews, which discusses the higher rate of peridontal disease among people with sleep apnea. Is this due to mouth dryness or mouth, more inflammation or other effects of sleep apnea. How can dentists be alerted to this link and help identify patients at risk for sleep apnea? See the Research tab on our portal for more.

Please be advised that these posts may contain sensitive material or unsolicited medical advice. MyApnea does not endorse the content of these posts. The information provided on this site is not intended nor recommended as a substitute for advice from a health care professional who has evaluated you.