Ive been reading about the subject and im pretty much screwed since cpap and periodontal disease dont get along.
Cpap with full face mask dries saliva, this causes bacteria to grow more rapidly.
People with existing periodontal disease have bacteria active in the periodontal pockets.
I am just going to be extra clean at nightime and keep my dentist monitoring the gum disease.
(02-20-2016, 06:17 PM)ezdrifler Wrote: I am just going to be extra clean at nightime and keep my dentist monitoring the gum disease.
At least *try* a chin strap. I'm ever so glad I did. It made a "YOOJ" difference.
The above is my opinion. It is just possible that I may, occasionally, be mistaken.
I am neither a Doctor, nor any other kind of medical professional.
Everything put together sooner or later falls apart.
If you switch to a nasal pillow or nasal mask, and possibly a chin strap, you should be able to leave you mouth closed, and it shouldn't get dry.