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jaw hurts when I wake up even with a NIGHTGUARD

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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Depending : Depending on the cause of the pain - joint or muscle - i tell patients that we typically will see positive results sometime in the first four weeks th ... Read More
Dr. John Van der Werff
39 years experience Dentistry
Should be better: My patients typically see improvements within 24 hours. If they don't i start thinking about changing the appliance, is my patient really bruxing, an ... Read More
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
36 years experience Dentistry
Quick results: The design of the night guard is important to getting good results. It should be hard acrylic fabricated to relieve the stress on your muscles and j ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
38 years experience Dentistry
Fairly quickly: Bruxing can cause pain in several different ways, from temporary spasms of the muscles related to chewing to arthritis of the tmj. If the primary pa ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
May not: Just a night guard may not insure success in alleviating your jaw pain. You may need addition exercises and therapy. Should see a dentist/tmj specia ... Read More
Dr. Thomas Stelmach
39 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Depends: Depends on what is causing the jaw pain. You should see immediate improvement if the night guard is properly adjusted. If it has been adjusted a coupl ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Review: Have your specialist Orthodontist or treating General Dentist review your occlusion to make sure there are no prematuraties/interferences. Discuss an ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allison Greco
9 years experience General Practice
Tooth grinding: See your dentist or primary doctor- you may be grinding your teeth at night. The grinding motion may cause jaw muscle soreness, or irritate the jaw jo ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
20 years experience Dentistry
Bruxism & fatigue: You are probably grinding your teeth while you sleep. Ask your dentist to make you a soft night gaurd and try it for a week. Ibuprofen helps as well ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Jaw: You may be clenching your teeth or grinding. Try a soft diet, warm compresses several times a day and ibuprofen but check it out with your dentist. Yo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvaro Lazo
24 years experience Dentistry
Tmj: Usually those are symptomf on people thsth brux or clench teeth while sleeping. Tka some Ibuprofen and warm moist compresses on the affecred area will ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aurea Tomeski
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible TMJ dysfunc: You should visit your dentist and Ask him if you might need an MRI of your temporomandibular area.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Engel
39 years experience Dentistry
TMD : When you have issues with the jaw joint of the muscles in the area the syndrome is called temporal mandibular dysfunction. Many reason for it and you ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Nolf
42 years experience Periodontics
Yes: Stress leads to teeth clenching or grinding. Just like any muscle/joint complex that is over used it can become sore and painful. There are simple ... Read More
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