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Sleep Apnea Mask Problems
Possibly: Need more info, but the treatment for the sleep apnea may create or exacerbate tmj/tmd symptoms. If wearing a CPAP machine with tight straps or an ill-fitting mask, the pressure on the lower jaw (mandible) may be displaced or dislocated enough to a position that can cause a dormant tmj/tmd syndrome complex. Also, wearing a mouthpiece for sleep apnea, if not designed properly can cause tmj/tmd. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can sleep apnea just start happen if u never had the problem be4 or r u born with it?Just want to no all the info i can get
Yes and no: Sleep apnea can happen after severe nasal trauma if it causes an airway obstruction. Most of the time, it is because of any airway obstruction. There are certain risk factors. If you are concerned about it, you should first take the epworth sleepiness scale. Also, you can see a sleep specialist and/or get a sleep study. http://www.somnowell.com/online-tests/epworth-sleepiness-scale. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes, probably: Caveat: I'm not a dentist. I'm an M.D. specializing in sleep disorders. Mouth-breathing during sleep is very common in patients with obstructive sleep apnea. The more time the mouth is dry, the greater the likelihood that bacteria will remain on teeth and cause problems (which is why meth addicts have bad teeth). This causes dental problems and, I presume, can also problems with the gums. ...Read more
Fairly: Snoring used to just be "a thing" but we're realizing it's a bigger deal. When kids are having restless sleep, mouth breathing, bad snoring, and waking at night, it can affect deep and rem sleep. Not achieving these can affect concentration, memory and alertness during the day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R/O OSA: OSA INCREASES BP and risk of MI/CVA SX: Excess snoring/daytime sleepiness/apneic episodes/ aM headaches. And the Exam obesity/small oral airway/collar size>18. The definitive test is a PSG with split night/CPAP titration. I would request copy of sleep study and get a second opinion if you are not satisfied with the options. You are young CPAP can be difficult to tolerate. ENT FOR UPP EVAL. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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