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Sore front teeth

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WillingByzantiumMallard6880 +0 points · over 3 years ago Original Poster

I have just started trialling a Nasal Pillow. I wake up with aching front teeth, and they feel tender when I bite into food. It feels as though they are being pushed out of shape, pushed forward from the bottom, like buck teeth. Any suggestions?

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · over 3 years ago

Sounds like an oral appliance. They push your lower jaw forward and make your teeth hurt sometime. Can't imagine a CPAP nasal pillow having any effect on your teeth. It just fits in your nose.

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MsCrone7518 +0 points · over 3 years ago

I have been using a ResMed with nasal mask for about 40 days now. You did not say whether you use a chin strap or not, but FYI, I tightened the chin strap to try and keep my mouth closed better, and the increased pressure on one of my lower teeth loosened it enough to feel it move and see a little blood emerge. If you do not have a good bite or your jaw recedes, it is possible to irritate your teeth. If you have a good dentist, you might want to take your headgear in and let her/him look at what is happening with your jaw and teeth while you are geared up for the night.

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BGailDemko140 +0 points · over 3 years ago

Nasal CPAP masks often put pressure on the root area of the upper front teeth. Research has shown that there can actually be tooth movement with some mask styles. Talk to your mask fitting people and see if nasal pillows would work.

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sleeptech +0 points · over 3 years ago Sleep Enthusiast

It sounds like you mask is very tight on your top lip. Try loosening the bottom straps a little. Exactly which mask do you have? An intranasal mask could bypass this problem.

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S2S +0 points · over 3 years ago

As above says, if your Nasal mask is to tight it will hurt your top teeth. How are you getting on with the Nasal Pillows?

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · over 3 years ago

The original note said he was using a nasal pillow already and it hurt his front teeth. Still don't know how a nasal pillow could hurt your front teeth.

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S2S +0 points · over 3 years ago

They can though there is a soft nasal pillows the Swift FX, they have a softer feel to them. It may be an old type of nasal pillows they are using or just a generic shape to their face.

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NiceSilverBison1316 +0 points · over 3 years ago

Nasal pillow should not hurt your teeth unless you have the strap(s) way too tight. Try loosening it up some.

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BGailDemko140 +0 points · over 3 years ago

The roots of the upper front teeth end just below the edge of the nasal bone. Pressure on this area from the edge of a nasal mask can cause tooth pain and can actually move teeth in some patients. B. Gail Demko, DMD Assoc Editor of the Journal of Dental Sleep Medicine

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