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New Oral Device and Teeth pain

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TimCT +0 points · over 5 years ago Original Poster

Hi all!,

First-timer here. I just received my new oral (MAD) device and when I put it in at the dentist office my front teeth were in so much pain because of the pressure - especially when I snapped in the bottom part. Is this normal? I'm assuming my teeth will move a little bit because of this but I'm not sure I can sleep with that much pain. Seriously, I thought my front tooth was going to break from the pressure.

Anybody else have this happen and did it get better over time? If there's a good chance it will settle down, I will definitely give this a 'Go' as I don't want to even think about putting on the CPAP mask.

Thanks, Tim

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Sierra +0 points · over 5 years ago Sleep Patron

Welcome Tim,

There are a couple of dentists that check in here, and they may have some suggestions for you. What is the name of the device you are using?

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SleepDent +0 points · over 5 years ago Sleep Commentator

I am a dentist working in dental sleep medicine. No, this level of discomfort is not normal. In most cases, the dental impressions used to fabricate these devices are very accurate, but, from time to time, there can be a little bit of distortion. This, or some discrepancies in the production process could cause this level of discomfort. Do not wear the appliance any more until you go back to the dentist for an adjustment. Most appliances can be adjusted for fit and they should either be entirely comfortable or maybe a slight sense of tightness that goes away in about five minutes, but nothing like the pain that you are getting. Any competent sleep dentist should be able to handle this, no problem. If the appliance is one of the few that can not be adjusted, then it would have to be remade from new impressions. Arthur B. Luisi, Jr., D.M.D., The Naples Center For Dental Sleep Medicine.

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