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Tongue measurements may help dentists determine oral appliance therapy success for sleep apnea
Date:6/4/2010

>Because patients who responded to MAS treatment had a larger tongue volume for a given oral cavity size, the researchers suggest that determining this ratio may help predict MAS treatment success.

"While this study re-affirms the difficulties in predicting OSA treatment response to mandibular advancement splints, responders seem to have a larger tongue volume for a given oral cavity site, suggesting that MAS may help correct anatomical imbalances," said lead author Whitney Mostafiz.


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