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Can anything dental, clenching or psychiatric medicines cause, lead to sleep apnea?

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Dr. Ravi Chand
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea, osa is caused by upper airway resistance, if any of the above contribute to uar then they can cause sleep apnea.

In brief: Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea, osa is caused by upper airway resistance, if any of the above contribute to uar then they can cause sleep apnea.
Dr. Ravi Chand
Dr. Ravi Chand
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Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
Dentistry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep apnea

Is more common than one thinks.
Typically not the cause from the agents listed in your question. Best to be evaluated by a ENT or dentist qualified to treat sleep apnea.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Is more common than one thinks.
Typically not the cause from the agents listed in your question. Best to be evaluated by a ENT or dentist qualified to treat sleep apnea.
Dr. BEHRAM DALAL
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Neurologists & pulmonologists often practice sleep medicine as well.
Dr. Bassam Amawi
I agree with Dr. Fowler
Dr. Diane Stacey
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is primarily a result of the tongue falling back during sleep and blocking the air way.
The size of the tongue, the position of the upper an lower jaws and excessive weight gain all play a role in sleep apnea.

In brief: Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea is primarily a result of the tongue falling back during sleep and blocking the air way.
The size of the tongue, the position of the upper an lower jaws and excessive weight gain all play a role in sleep apnea.
Dr. Diane Stacey
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Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dentistry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Typically not

Sleep apnea is common and can be serious if not treated.
Clenching and other dental treatment do not cause apnea. What happens is that your airway collapses and this prevents you from breathing normally during sleep so you gasp for breath. It is best diagnosed by an overnight sleep study. Talk to your doctor about this.

In brief: Typically not

Sleep apnea is common and can be serious if not treated.
Clenching and other dental treatment do not cause apnea. What happens is that your airway collapses and this prevents you from breathing normally during sleep so you gasp for breath. It is best diagnosed by an overnight sleep study. Talk to your doctor about this.
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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