CindyT1954 wrote:I have only been using cpap for a few months. I felt alittle pressure on upper lip and did not think much of it. But now I have been in terrible pain for two weeks with dental problem. I need a root canal in a tooth that has a crown. I also have pain in another front tooth that has a crown. Is there any relation in my new problems with gums because of cpap. This is sudden and severe pain I think has to do with air pressure on gums. Please help. Thanks.
CPAP gear (FFM or Nasal Mask + strap) encouraged my minor teething grinding problem to become a severe one. It was bad enough that I woke with loose teeth a few mornings.
And tooth grinding will kill your teeth. I had to get a root canal from just years of my minor grinding. After using CPAP and when it became severe, I started to get cold sensitivity at several locations in my mouth. That is a precursor to tooth problems. I finally brokedown and got a bite splint. I've had it for about 4 weeks and after the first two, the cold sensitivity was gone.
I would guess that the teeth that you've gotten crowns on probably were ones susceptible to tooth grinding. If your grinding has worsened it stands to reason they would bear the brunt if nothing was done to address the grinding.