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Good evening doctors. what is your opinion about the advantages and disadvantages of using an alternative dental device for sleep apnea instead of a cpap machine?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

CPAP is generally more effective. The dental device may help to prevent the tongue from occupying space and disrupting airflow. The results of the sleep study would be helpful. The symptoms of daytime sleepiness and daytime napping also are important in assessment of which option is better.

Answered Jan 17, 2022

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Dr. Bennett Machanic answered

Specializes in Neurology

Dental splint doesn’t help Central Sleep Apnea but works well for Obstructive. Some otolaryngologists have a newer device for those who fail to tolerate C-PAP device

Answered Jan 23, 2022

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