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What dental devices are used to treat sleep apnea?

What dental devices are used to treat sleep apnea?

Apnea treatment: There are 2 dental devices that I am familiar with - a mandibular advancing device and a tongue repositioning device. There are multiple manufacturers for each device. They both work by repositioning your anatomy and increasing the space behind your tongue. ...Read more

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32yr old healthy M started bed wetting every other day this month. Diagnosed with sleep apnea last year and has been wearing dental device ever since.

32yr old healthy M started bed wetting every other day this month. Diagnosed with sleep apnea last year and has been wearing dental device ever since.

Physical: Need full physical examination to determine cause of bed wetting. Report findings to both your general physician and the dentist who fabricated your dental appliance. If you have not seen an ENT, do so. ...Read more

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What are the dangers in using a dental device to treat sleep apnea when a cpap is needed I was not allowed to sleep on my side during my sleep study. The results indicate only 3 hours of sleep all night and 0% rem. I feel the results may have been diffe

What are the dangers in using a dental device to treat sleep apnea when a cpap is needed I was not allowed to sleep on my side during my sleep study. The results indicate only 3 hours of sleep all night and 0% rem. I feel the results may have been diffe

Did: Did you have a sleep study with cpap? If so what are the results? What CPAP setting was effective in eliminating your symptoms. Without seeing your sleep study and evaluating your airway it is difficult to determine if a dental appliance will adequately treat the osa. Dental appliances are use to treat obstructions at the level of the tongue. If you have a large apnea-hypopnea index (ahi) and CPAP is indicated then you may not get relief from the dental appliance because the appliance may not correct the problem at the site of your obstruction or the obstruct may be at a level that the appliance cannot affect.

You need to discuss these issues with your sleep specialist, and have an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who treats sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Are dental braces used at the same time as a class 2 jaw correction device?

Are dental braces used at the same time as a class 2 jaw correction device?

Maybe, too much: Both treatments could be used at the same time, but might be overwhelming to have the entire oral environment under physical stress and 'load forces' continuously. Probably quite uncomfortable also. ...Read more

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Grind guardn is an fda approved device to decrease night time bruxism. Is a standard nightguard better for most of your dental patients?

Grind guardn is an fda approved device to decrease night time bruxism. Is a standard nightguard better for most of your dental patients?

Not sure: Fda, does not mean it will work for everyone. When you get a custom made occlusal night guard you get an accurate fit that matches your own teeth/nigtbite and you get the supervision by your dentist. You need to have someone to fit, adjust, supervise and monitor your bite, teeth can shift and your bite can change. Not provided with over the counter products.
Dr mokbel (scdentalimplants. Com). ...Read more

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Dental assistant took one xray for me but forgot to put a lead apron on me. She used hand held device. Is there a concern. Any chest radiation risk.?

Dental assistant took one xray for me but forgot to put a lead apron on me. She used hand held device. Is there a concern. Any chest radiation risk.?

No worries: The dental X-rays use an insignificant amount of radiation. The average person is exposed to 3.2 mSv of environmental radiation each year. That means you would have to have about 700 sets of X-rays just to equal the level of natural exposure. ...Read more

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Please tell me the name of the orthodontic device placed behind the incisor teeth?

Please tell me the name of the orthodontic device placed behind the incisor teeth?

Can't answer: There are many. What's it's function? Is it fixed or removable? What does it liik like? Is it metal or plastic? Need more information. ...Read more

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Is there an orthodontic device to make your tongue stop touching or pushing on your teeth?

Tongue Crib: Please follow the below link for pictures and further information. You should really discuss your concerns with a local orthodontic specialist.

https://www. Google. Com/webhp? Sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=tongue%20crib%20appliance ...Read more

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Compare quality of cleaning with regular and electric teeth brushing device?

Compare quality of cleaning with regular and electric teeth brushing device?

Both need to be done: Teeth require maintenance to last your life time. Daily brushing/flossing is necessary to remove the plaque that caused tooth decay. Any toothbrush used appropriately with suffice. Dental cleanings are performed 1-3 times/yr for most people to remove the hardened plaque (tarter) that causes gum disease. Your toothbrush cannot remove tarter. ...Read more

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Do you know what a brutux device is for jaw/teeth. My doctor got this thing made for my teeth that looks like a mouth gaurd and he said I have to wear this during the night. I got this because I complained of both sides of my jaw clicking when I open my m

Do you know what a brutux device is for jaw/teeth. My doctor got this thing made for my teeth that looks like a mouth gaurd and he said I have to wear this during the night. I got this because I complained of both sides of my jaw clicking when I open my m

A bruxism device!: A bruxism device is something that a patients wears when they feel they grind or clench their teeth. Usually it is worn at night because we tend to grind our teeth when we sleep. It helps relieve symptoms of pain and jaw ache. It allows the muscles and ligaments around the jaw to relax because the device keeps the teeth from grinding together. ...Read more

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How will my airway be maintained during surgery? I am having wisdom teeth pulled as well as a temporary anchorage device put in, how will my airway be maintained during surgery?

How will my airway be maintained during surgery? I am having wisdom teeth pulled as well as a temporary anchorage device put in, how will my airway be maintained during surgery?

Oral: Oral surgeons are highly trained specialists and as a part of their training they learn how to provide general anesthesia. The requirements from the regulating and accrediting organizations that supervise their offices are very stringent. Therefore, as long as your provider is a board certified oral surgeon, rest assured that he or she is well trained and accountable for the care they provide.



Also, oral surgeons are well placed to watch your airway- that is where they work all day! They and their trained anesthesia assistants are adept at monitoring your airway and at maintaining your airway should you reach a level of sedation/anesthesia that compromises your ability to keep your airway open. So just sit back, relax and open wide! ...Read more

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How safe is an intrauterine device?

How safe is an intrauterine device?

Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

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Canyou get it from a sexual devices?

Canyou get it from a sexual devices?

Infection?: I am assuming you mean an infection. And yes! You can get an infection from a sexual device. ...Read more

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How safe are intrauterine devices now?

How safe are intrauterine devices now?

Very safe: In the right patient, very safe. The beauty of an iud is that if it causes discomfort or bleeding, it can be easily removed. Mirena (levonorgestrel) also offers the benefit of low dose Progesterone locally which can help control heavy menstrual bleeding. It's unsafe for women prone for STDs since the iud can help infections reach the pelvic cavity & cause infections or abscesses. Your doc will review your risks. ...Read more

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Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Can smoking affect asd closure device?

Regretfully no: I would love to say yes, because no one should smoke. It is a vile habit with many health risks. But it doesn't directly do anything to an ASD or the device. ...Read more

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What is an electronic infusion device?

What is an electronic infusion device?

IV pump.: Here's what the free online medical dictionary says:
"an automated system of introducing a fluid other than blood into a vein. The device may have programmable settings that control the amount of fluid to be infused, rate, low-volume notification level, and a keep-vein-open rate..." see the rest here: http://tinyurl. Com/y92zo5od ...Read more

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What is left ventricular assist device?

What is left ventricular assist device?

Device, propel blood: It is a device that propels blood thus taking over the function of the weak and failing left lower heart chamber. It is typically implanted in patients with severe class 4 heart failure who would otherwise have little mobility or not survive due to the failing heart. ...Read more

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Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Is it painful to get intrauterine device?

Yes not too much: Insertion is mildly painful not heavy pain
pain lasts few minutes only. ...Read more

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What is the best female urination device?

What is the best female urination device?

What & why...?: Being best means the only one in the pack, and a device is meant to help correct one does not like. Based on these common senses, what is your specific concerns in urination? Knowing such will help to know what you may need and what you would like to accomplish. Hence, to do the related things correctly, follow instructions in http://www. Formefirst. Com/eNewsletter06.html. Best wish... ...Read more

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Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Fire safety bed device for a quadriplegic?

Good question!: I have tried to find answers for this, to no avail. Suggestions from our spinal cord injury rehab center include 1. Have a way to call 911 from your bed 2. A companion dog who is trained to drag you to safety until help arrives, 3. Smoke and heat detectors through a home alarm service, who will send emergency personnel if they go off, and 4. A heat-triggered automatic sprinkler system. ...Read more

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What is the left ventricular assist device?

What is the left ventricular assist device?

Booster pump: Instead of a totally artificial heart which replaces the entire heart, an lvad is a much smaller pump that boosts the pumping ability of the left ventricle (the main pumping chamber). This has many technical advantages over a totally artificial heart. ...Read more

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Will the tens device work for spinal fusion?

Will the tens device work for spinal fusion?

No: No, but a bone stimulator might. Nothing makes up for lousy carpentry so - pick your surgeon wisely. Are you sure that you got a problem fusion will fix (e.g. Spinal instability)? . Vague symptoms ("back pain") rarely get better with fusions. The nerve decompression portion of the case needs to be handled well also (unusual for a 34 year old to need a fusion, double check on the indication. .. ...Read more

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Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

Can your body reject a ventricular assist device vad?

VAD: Not usually, these are mechanical devices and do not have tissues that would be rejected. However because they are mechanical patients are kept on blood thinners because they can cause blood clots. ...Read more

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How is dr simon allen device for chronic prostatitis?

How is dr simon allen device for chronic prostatitis?

Here are some...: Before beginning the application of Dr. Simon Allen's device, I strongly recommend you to peruse the articles about BPH/its care listed in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onBPH-LUTS-VoidingTrouble. Html. More? Contact me for timely counseling. To reach me, go to www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to log in for appointments. ...Read more

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How to deal with mask irritation from my CPAP device?

How to deal with mask irritation from my CPAP device?

Change the mask: Get a better fitting mask. You can try to make adjustment but it may be better to get a better fitting mask. Ask for it ...Read more

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Who was the inventor of the ventricular assist device?

LAVD: It was invented in 1982 by paul winchell and also attributeed to robert jarvik jarvik and named as jarvik-7. ...Read more

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Is there any good device for sleep that detects dreams?

Is there any good device for sleep that detects dreams?

Yes: An eeg done during sleep can indicate when dreams are taking place. Many people find that the can remember their dreams better if they keep a paper and pen by their bedside and try to write down their dreams as soon as possible. ...Read more

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How to lose weight working out with device like fitbit?

How to lose weight working out with device like fitbit?

Fitbit walking: The Fitbit device is a nice one for starting to exercise again from standing still, so to speak. It gives you on line weekly updates, awards for certain milestones and accomplishments, and links to different apps like myfitness pal. A good starting place would be 10, 000 steps a day, and 2100 calories a day. Of course, this may vary depending on height, age, race, sex, weight, and fitness level. ...Read more