Question: What “red flags” do you see for these patients?
Charles Kravitz, DDS: Starting at upper left and proceeding clockwise:
1. Large tongue bloking airway and evidence of bruxism.
2. Scalloped tongue edges caused by forced effort to open airway during apnic event.
3. Evidence of nocturnal bruxism and resultant abfractions.
4. Inflammation of uvula and droopy soft palate obstructing airway.
These are superb photographs to teach dental professionals how easy it is to look for and identify these symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea. Thank you for posting them.Show less