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what causes my jaws, teeth and gums to hurt the morning after drinking vodka?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Not the Vodka: It's not the vodka, but more likely the talking, eating and probably clenching and\or grinding your teeth while you were sleeping.
Answered on May 3, 2016
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
Opening the Bottle?: I think the phenomena has to do with dehydration that may occure over night due to the combination of alchohol metabolism or mouth breathing, or both. When the mouth dries out, mildly sensitive teeth are more succeptible to acid erosion and irritation from plaque. Some patient use biotene or drink lots of water the the night before with success. The jaw element is different...
Answered on Feb 9, 2017
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