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my year old has fever and is grinding teeth

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
You : You have read correctly that grinding in children is not something to be overly worried about. Appliances for bruxism are not usually made for childre ... Read More
Dr. Michael Wollock
29 years experience Dentistry
Clarkston, No : Clarkston, no special visit to the dentist is needed for your six year old because of bruxism. This is a normal and common issue. It is almost alwa ... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Don't worry: Kids grind teeth for 2 reasons. 1. Jaws grow indifferent places on different days, so kids grind to try to make teeth fit better, and 2. They back ... Read More

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Dr. Lee Patalowski
Specializes in Dentistry
It : It is not uncommon for children to grind their teeth. They typically will outgrow the problem. At that age there is no recommended treatment.
Dr. Bruce Apfelbaum
51 years experience Dentistry
Dr. : Dr. Patalowski said it all. No treatment at this time, no harm will come of this. This is natural, don't interfere with kids being kids.
Dr. Jonathan Stone
30 years experience Dentistry
It : It is quite common for children, especially young ones, to grind their teeth at night. It is 'kiddy' stress relief. There really is nothing you can ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Engrav
31 years experience Emergency Medicine
Coming : Coming off benzodiazepines is dangerous because withdrawal can include unstable vital signs and seizures. You need to be seen and assessed. Dependin ... Read More
Dr. Sander White
50 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Multiple issues: You seem to describe multiple issues. I think you should be evaluated by a competent internist and a competent dentist. Once you have an accurate diag ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mouth guard?: Has your dentist prescribe a mouth-guard for you? If not ,this should be considered since TMD problem can cause all the symptoms described except for ... Read More
A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
"Smacks": Further investigation is warranted. Both bruxism (grinding) and lip smacking may be signs of malocclusion, partial airway obstruction, parafunctional ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Usually Yes: Search for the true cause of the grinding, as there are many causes, and then treat the cause. At times the nasal passages can be blocked or congeste ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
None: Grinding teeth is very common in children and there really is nothing you can do but wait and hope they grow out of it. Mouth guards can be a danger f ... Read More
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Dr. Harry Aronowitz
44 years experience Orthodontics
Wow, : Wow, that really depends. Are you a grinder or a clencher? Is it made of hard or soft material? In general the hard material lasts much longer than th ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Bed wetting: The gnashing of teeth and wetting the bed can make one suspicious of a seizure disorder. See a neurologist.
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