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Cpap - Teeth Grinding
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Cpap - Teeth Grinding
I recently lost a teeth. My dentist told me to check with Sleep Doctor if my mmH20 pressure is high.


Quote:We're aware that you sleep with a CPAP so it is important to note that if your mm H20 pressure is high, its advised you speak with your sleep physician about a possible calibration study while wearing the guard to confirm, or if you're on APAP questioning if follow up with your sleep physician is necessary. "


I am using Resmed Aircurve 10


   

What do you think?
I need advice from our forum. I plan to use a dental night guard and continue using tape to cover my mouth as I have been doing. Your inputs would be appreciated.

Thanks a bunch
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RE: Cpap - Teeth Grinding
How did the teeth get lost? Is it from the excessive grinding? Clinching? Sometimes, gum issues from improper hygiene combined with clinching can cause tooth loss. But, I don't see how CPAP pressure would cause this.

If there is gum issues, the teeth will not be supported property and becomes weak. The force from grinding/clinching will cause it to become loose due to weak gum support. So, it's important to floss and brush properly and get regular check-ups and clean-ups.

It is understood that a possible cause of grinding is from lack of oxygen during apnea episodes. For this reason, CPAP therapy can help people with bruxism.
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RE: Cpap - Teeth Grinding
I do not know about needing to see sleep doctor for the missing tooth. I am assuming you have a sleep doctor and know your medical history and your pressure.

I will not comment on your scan. I do not know much about ASV, or what looks to me like PS range instead of a Pressure range.

Depending on which tooth is missing, type of full face mask/where the seal touches face may cause a leak because there is no tooth and skin may sink in.


I am assuming the dentist is making you a night time guard for the teeth grinding. If you are not replacing the tooth, he may have molded a spacer after tooth came out. These are two different things which are not worn together. If you are lucky you only need one of them because the night guard is on the same level as missing tooth.
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RE: Cpap - Teeth Grinding
CorruptAlligator,

Interesting info.

Mouth breathing causing drying mouth may cause oral health issue.
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