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how can i stop grinding my teeth before bed?

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Dr. Mini Sambhavita Rangrass
Dentistry 21 years experience
Wear a bite splint: Many people grind their teeth in the day time, before and during their bedtime and during stressful times in their life. It always helps to eliminate stress from one's life and that should always be the first step but a well made bite splint is a valuable tool that acts as a habit breaker and more importantly protects your teeth from damage caused by abnormal grinding. Consult your dentist.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
Dentistry 46 years experience
Relaxation or Botox: Practice some relaxation procedure as progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, self hypnosis, meditation. The"spilling over" of tension from the subconscious to the muscles may be reduced. Botox injections in masseter & temporalis muscles can reduce strength of the grinding without compromising speech write down a to-do list for tommorrow & any problems so rumination lessens & you can relax.

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The gums above my two front teeth are swollen and I need them to go back to normal within 72 hours what do I do?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Brush, rinse, floss: Brush and keep them clean, floss them gently and try rinsing with warm salt water in that area specifically. Rinse for a minute or so or as long as you can. This should help it go away. If the swelling is not going away you need to see your dentist to have it checked out. Good luck.
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How come when I smile wide my mouth trembles?

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Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Essential tremor: This maybe part of an essential aka familial aka intention tremor. These are not serious but tend to run in families. They usually are seen most in hands when trying to lift things, are made worse by caffeine, stimulants and anxiety. If concerned consult a neurologist.
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What are the symptoms of an infected lip piercing?

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Piercing: Infections are characterized by redness, swelling and pus.
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What should I do for swollen tonsils that make it hard to breath if medication from a doctor isn't working?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Be seen again: If you are still having problems and your symptoms are not getting better, a second exam by your doctor would help in deciding whether you need additional treatment. Depending of the severity of your symptoms, your doctor will likely decide on placing you on a short course of steroids to help in reducing the swelling of your tonsils. Also, another exam will help in ruling out tonsillar abscess.
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How long does it take for a dry socket post wisdom tooth removal to close?

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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry 12 years experience
Totally Close?: Could take a month or more to fully close but to have the pain go away could be from 4-14 days +/-. It really depends on the anatomy of the area after the surgery.

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