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A 36-year-old female asked:

Had a bite splint made for grinding teeth. after wearing it i now have popping noise in my jaw when i open. should i stop bite splint or resolve time?

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Dr. Satish Sundar
Pediatrics 34 years experience
Follow up-dentist: Some times compensation and discomfort with TM joint can cause such popping. Remember some teethe grinding movements do continue even with the splint at night, when yo are not aware. Sometimes Ibuprofen helps if pain is associated with it in front of the ears.
Dr. Nabila Babar
Specializes in Internal Medicine
May be TMJ: from incomplete closure of the mouth when asleep. usually you will get adjusted to it. if the problem persists may need to change the splint or get it readjusted

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Last updated Aug 7, 2014

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