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See below: If the water reservoir is dirty or not cleaned properly it is possible. Keep it clean by replacing the water every night in addition to cleaning it at least every week, otherwise bacteria and fungi can grow in it which may cause allergic rhinitis and sinusitis. So try to keep your CPAP machine in good shape and it will help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ultrasonic scalers: Most of my patients find ultrasonic scaling slightly uncomfortable and then only for some of their teeth. Some patients use nitrous oxide\oxygen analgesia (sweet air) and with it are quite comfortable. A few request or require local anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can be: If you need it there can be a benefit. You want to be sure you have an accurate diagnosis indicating inflammation, pocket depths over 3 mm, bleeding on probing and possible horizontal bone loss. If not sure, get a second opinion from a Periodontist. After all, it is your mouth and you should be knowledgeable about and confident in any treatment and Provider. Due Diligence. Good Luck. ...Read more
Wear a 2 unit nesbit. Will abutted teeth move out of position when near future involves gum grafting of an abutted tooth (cannot wear nesbit)?
Most building stores: The proper respirator to protect against asbestos is a p100. Those are easy to find, but they need to be properly fit tested to offer protection. You also need to keep in mind that proper clothing has to be used along with procedures to minimize dust. The right and safe thing to do is to get certified in asbestos removal. ...Read more
What benefit does a surgical mask have over simply using a handkerchief or shirt to cover ones face ?
Some: A surgical mask has a few benefits. While it has not quite caught on here, in some places, such as japan, it is considered polite to wear a mask when you have a cold and prevents any incidental spittle, dry coughs, etc. From spreading infection. The mask is guaranteed to be clean and stay over face without using the hands. A hankerchief may need a hand to hold in in place, further spreading germs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes -that's the idea: Continuous positive airway pressure (cpap), in theory, acts like an "air splint" - keeping the soft, floppy part of the airway open when you inhale. The upper airway is like a floppy tube. If you inhale on one end, the tube will collapse. CPAP helps prevent this. The pressure, however, needs to be adjusted for each individual as the requirements vary from person to person. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Oral barrier: They are small thin pieces of latex (or other materials) that fit around tooth/teeth while the dentist is working. It enhances visibility when working, prevents saliva from seeping into the working field, and prevents aspiration of dental dental materials and tools. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am sure recorded: I am sure that the measurements are being recorded, either manually, on computer or there are some programs where the instrument doing the measuring senses the reading and records. Need to have a record to compare on subsequent visits and protocol. ...Read more