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A 21-year-old male asked:

why does my jaw hurt when i wake up in the morning but i don't have any teeth problem? what is the treatment for this problem?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Bruxism ?: You may be grinding your teeth at night. A bruxism appliance may be warranted. Please see a local dentist for a proper diagnosis.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Night Bruxism: also called night time clenching, may cause pain in the 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 Jul 22, 2015

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