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A 17-year-old female asked:

i bite my tongue when i sleep, i wake up cause the pain.. would i be able to get a mouthguard? from my dentist? why do i do this?

4 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Then: use ( wear ) protective guards during sleep , speak to your dentists will fit one , commonly used for those who grinds the teeth during sleep..
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
See dentist: Nightguard might help. See your dentist.
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dentistry 9 years experience
Dental exam: Orthotic nightguards can be fabricated for this problem. It may be related to the size of your tongue (macroglossia). See a dentist for evaluation and treatment
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
Pain Management 36 years experience
Night Bruxism: also called night time clenching, may cause pain in the temple area, tooth wear, teeth movement and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck.

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Last updated Dec 11, 2018

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