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Sleep Apnea & Snoring
     Many patients with diagnosed periodontal disease suffer with another not so silent, yet untreated condition.
     In recent years there has been interest in a potential association between periodontal disease and Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This is why dentists have been leading the charge to treat nighttime breathing disorders. While there is no definative proof that one condition causes the other, patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea have an increased risk of developing periodontal disease.(1)
     As a periodontist researching treatment of sleep apnea, Dr. James Kassolis became interested in finding out how to treat the root cause, breathing. It was then that Dr. Kassolis began Ortho-Postural Training.
      We believe current orthodontic and sleep treatments are focused on the problem, not the cause. Unfortunately many patients cannot use the devices recommended and do not achieve success. Through Ortho-Postural techniques, episodes of poor nighttime breathing and apneas are greatly improved. By combining myofunctional, orofacial and expansion techniques, this method of treatment has also  virtually eliminated the need for long-term braces for some patients.
     In April, 2017, Integrative Airway Therapies began evaluating and treating patients for this life-altering condition. We hope to help you inderstand the benefits airway management care can bring to  your life. 
1.  Does Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increase the Risk for Periodontal Disease? A Case-Control Study
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Journal of Periodontology May 2017, Vol. 88, No. 5, Pages 443-449
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