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Will my teeth stop hurting soon if i just started using mouthguards?

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Maybe...: It depends upon the nature and cause of the tooth pain. If your teeth are sensitive / painful due to clenching and grinding of your teeth, then typically use of a well designed / well fitting mouth guard (not store bought) will help. If the pain is due to decay, exposed root surface (dentin), or tooth cracks / fracture, then you will need to see your dentist for a complete evaluation.

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Mouthguards: Yes. If the cause of your teeth hurting is from either clenching or grinding.

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Dr. Jeffrey Bassman answered

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Depends: Depends. You may have other issues. Need a thorough history and exam.

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