Thanks Dr. Luigi! I pick up the device tomorrow. I am curious what they found. A little discouraged as this was happening since I got it back in February. With all the virus issues, just Acted on this recently
Tap 3. Device has been going out of adjustment during sleep. Wasn't sure right away what was happening but sure enough it's moving. Been feeling lousy since I started using it. It has been sent back to airway management to onspect. Curious of outcomes others may of had with this issue.
Oh, wow. ok thanks so much for the reply!
Going on two years wearing a tap device. They have been effective in stopping my bruxism and pain. My question is has any one had success with insurance coverage? My insurance says they are covered, the sleep doctor says "they all say that and then do not cover them" . I have an appointment for a third device as they seem to only last year. thanks
it is a form of muscle release. Check it out on the web. the way I understand it, tightened bands of muscle are located, and a thin needle (acupuncture needle ) is inserted and this action causes the muscle to twitch and then release. it worked great for me.
PT, including massage, stretching and dry needling helped me. It took a while to get things calmed down. Hang in there.
That seems to be the issue. It is the adjuster "knob" and also where it mates up with the top half of the tap device. The trays are fine, no odor.
Thanks Dr. Demko. The vodka was for the appliance! I have noticed where the issues are on the device. Seems the odors are coming from partial holes in the device. I am now leaving the adjuster in a position after the cleaning to allow it to dry completely. Seems to be working.
thanks Wiredgeorge. I have tried hydrogen peroxide, maybe not long enough soak though. I figured it was safe, as the prodentclean contains peroxide. Last night i did a quick soak in vodka, that seemed to help a bit.
I clean my tap device daily with dish detergent and a toothbrush rinsing with water. The adjustable part, the hook and the part "nut" part that is plastic got really nasty smelling. So I bought a bottle of the prodentclean, it really has not helped much with the hardware part. I have also tried exposing as much as of the threads as possible, adjusting minimum to maximum. This removed a lot of gunk, but it still does not smell good and clean. Would an ultrasonic cleaner be a safe way to clean the device? As a side note, I am not experiencing any more jaw pain, facial pain or headaches! go to see the sleep doctor at the end of the month, hoping for a follow up study.