URGENT CPAP RECALL
Potentially life-threatening CPAP manufacturing issue
Palencia Dental would like to make our patients aware of an urgent, potentially life-threatening issue with around 3-4 million BiLevel PAP and CPAP devices made by Philips Respironics. The devices have a defect that can allow harmful gasses and pieces of polyester-based foam to enter the body. If you’re using one of these devices, it’s important to stop using it right away and contact Philips Respironics. If you’re a CPAP user and would like to talk about a safe, less cumbersome option to treat Sleep Apnea, contact our office at email@example.com or 904-474-5444.
See below for a list of the affected devices
We care about our patient base who deal with the daily challenges that come with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and we would like to offer some alternatives to CPAP use. Sleep Apnea is caused by an obstruction in your airway while you sleep, which momentarily cuts off your flow of oxygen. This leads to snoring and poor sleep quality in the short term. At Palencia Dental we like to think about the long term, so while fatigue and snoring may not sound like a big deal, the long-term consequences of untreated sleep apnea can be much more severe. Down the road, patients who don’t deal with Sleep Apnea can be in for AFib (irregular heartbeat that can lead to a higher risk of stroke, blood clots and heart failure), fatigue-related accidents, and more.
At Palencia Dental in St. Augustine, FL we have several safe, less cumbersome alternatives to CPAP. Patients with Sleep Apnea can be fitted with a custom oral appliance that keeps the lower jaw in place, making it impossible for the airway to be closed. A more permanent solution is to correct the placement of the teeth, which brings your upper and lower jaw into alignment to resolve the obstruction issue permanently.
Palencia Dental is committed to helping anyone affected by this recall with alternative Sleep Apnea treatments. If you or your loved one would like more information on CPAP alternatives that can permanently fix sleep apnea, please don’t hesitate to contact our office right away.
Philips Respironics Affected Devices as of this release
ALL Devices manufactured before 26 April 2021
In addition, here’s a link directly to Philips so you can check your CPAP against their constantly updated list to confirm if your device needs to be recalled.
Dr. Stephanie Kinsey DDS