Phillips has recalled specific CPAP machines due to potentially threatening health risks. The USDA stated that the “polyester-based polyurethane (PE-PUR) sound abatement foam, which is used to reduce sound and vibration in these affected devices, may break down and potentially enter the device’s air pathway.” If and when this happens, the person using the machine will be inhaling foam and chemicals that will lead to severe problems such as migraines and asthma and could eventually affect your kidney and liver. If you use a CPAP machine, you must stop immediately and discuss other treatment options with your dental professional.
Thankfully at Paradise Dental Associates, we are experts in sleep apnea treatments, and we know the serious effects that sleep apnea has on those who suffer. Read along as we discuss our sleep apnea further and the treatments we offer that do not involve CPAP machines.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Research and scientific evidence tells us that the great majority of people who snore already have or eventually will develop obstructive sleep apnea on some level. This means what you think is an annoyance or inconvenience to your bed partner or other people in the house could be, or become, a serious health problem with severe consequences. Sleep is vital for your health, so it is crucial to take sleep apnea seriously and see your dental professional immediately to discuss treatment options.
We recommend mouthguards to our patients who suffer from sleep apnea. These nightguards slip over your teeth and hold your jaw slightly forward while you sleep. This prevents the soft tissues of your mouth from blocking your windpipe, which causes you to snore and even stop breathing during sleep. When you come to Paradise Dental, we will custom-fit your device right in our office so you can immediately get back on a healthy sleep schedule.
Paradise Dental Associates
If you were using a CPAP machine that was recalled and wondered what your next best course of treatment is, contact Paradise Dental Associates. We are experts in treating sleep apnea and want you to begin enjoying your sleep as soon as possible. Finally, get a good night’s sleep when you call the dental professionals at Paradise Dental today at 781-230-7086.