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why do I keep biting my tongue when I sleep

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
49 years experience Dentistry
Yes: A mouthguard is effective in preventing biting oral tissues while sleeping. The mouthguard covers the teeth in the upper or lower arch, or both. The ... Read More

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Check with dentist: Tongue, cheek biting indicates problems of occlusion, the way teeth fit together during function such as eating and swallowing. It is the swallowing ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. SCOTT HARWOOD
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Night guard: See your dentist and make sure your occlusion (bite) is correct. It may need adjustment and there may be some sharp edges on one or more of your teeth ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brett Noorda
24 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Biting your tongue while you sleep is not normal. If the mouthguard you have is not helping prevent that, then you may need a new type of guard. Go s ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tanu Pandey
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Common problem: Wear a mouthguard before you sleep, can get one at your dentist.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Ask your dentist: If a bite guard might help you.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Hollander
35 years experience Dentistry
Cheek biting: If there is a change in the moisture in the mouth the cheek can stick to the teeth and be pulled into the chewing surfaces. Also have you been evalua ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Large tongue: A common finding in obstructive sleep apnea patients is a large tongue, particularly the base of the tongue (at the back). The bulkiness of the tongue ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
During sleep: See a physician about the twitching and a dentist to see if there are any dental findings that would contribute to this occurrence.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Nightguard: You should see your dentist and be evaluated for a night guard/need of orthodontic referral. Let us know what they say.

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