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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sinusitis: Your symptoms can be secondary to chronic sinusitis, i suggest you see an alergist.

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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Unknown: It sounds like you have a number of things that may or may not be related. I would suggest starting with a physician or facial pain specialist.
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Sinusitis: Is a condition that causes the cavities around the nasal passages to become inflamed and swollen due to viral, fungal or bacterial infection. Good res ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes, initially: Initially, when using a mouth guard, you may unconsciously continue to grind your teeth (bruxism). The mouth guard itself doesn't cause the jaw pain. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Stoner
37 years experience in Orthodontics
Probably not: But it would prevent damage from grinding. Talk to your dentist if you are clenching. A custom made full coverage splint is best. Partial coverage ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Siu
16 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Glidewell comfort HS: Glidewell dental laboratory makes a comfort hard/soft bite splint that is fabricated from iso-certified erkodent® copolyester and polyurethane discs, ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fay Gyapong
30 years experience in Dentistry
Various reasons: If you are experiencing "jaw soreness" after playing rugby (which is a pretty rough sport i might add) which you attribute to your mouth guard, you ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brijesh Chandwani
10 years experience in Pain Management
Yes: A broken mouth guard has the potential of causing jaw pain. Although a mouth guard is most often used to protect teeth, it also affects the biomechan ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
It might: These mouth guards may be a tad harder than the prescribed ones tho.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
C ur DDS or ENT: Depends on the problem. Discuss with your dentist, oral surgeon, or ENT doc.
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Grinding is normal: Children grinding their teeth is quite normal, and there are usually no TMJ symptoms. Since your six year old is growing and changing teeth, the night ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Greg Rubin
36 years experience in Dentistry
Mouth guard: By using cheap mouth guard that is not custom adjusted and not being treated or supervised by a trained dental professional you may end up having an e ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Tooth ache: My Boyfriend is experiencing mouth pain, toothache and grinding teeth. Can a hospital help? ANS: perfect time for a live video consult. Have flashligh ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Kimble
21 years experience in Dentistry
It will help: It does help soften the force applied to the teeth. There are also other ways that may, or may not, be more effective for you, such as an occlusal ad ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
For what?: First, in almost all cases, mouth rinses are not necessary. Secondly, they will do nothing for tooth decay, & not really address the cause of blee ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. I. Jay Freedman
42 years experience in Dentistry
Yes and yes: A prescription mouth guard is often supposed to be stored dry after being cleaned. As well, many times the dentist will provide you with written care ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Capista
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
It can be: A night guard is generally made of a hard materal so when gringing your teeth slide easily over the acrylic. Mouth guards are made of soft materal ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Capista
Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry
Probably not: Teeth gringing at night is not a conscious event therefore it is almost impossible to stop somthing you dod nto konw you are doing. If you grind and ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Not really: This is a behavior that is subconscious and there is no scientifically proven method to stop it. The best treatment is the night guard.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
35 years experience in Dentistry
Have it checked: It is impossible to tell you if your nightguard is as effective as it should be. This depends on the design and the cause of your grinding. It will ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Douglas
50 years experience in Orthodontics
Might help: Arnica is a homeopathic extract which has some value for the relief of mild pain. If it helps, by all means take it. A better and more lasting relief ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Treatment: Please see your dentist immediately to be evaluated. You appear to have an abscess and in needs to be treated at once. Make that call and feel better ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience in Dentistry
Depends: If appliance is flat plane, it will allow your muscles to go to tonus position and this is where your bite will fit best. You may need an occlusal eq ... Read More

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