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A 20-year-old female asked:

I feel sick on and off most of the day, wake with a dull headache. i have a splint for my teeth as i did grind but not as much now. what could it be?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Splint: Positive response to splint indicates that your occlusion may be a causative factor of your jaw joint dysfunction. Consultation with a fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist is definitely in order.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
See your Doctor: Any headache always must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. See your PCP for consultation, tests and diagnosis. The splint can is only to protect your teeth.
Dr. Maryam Chiani
Dentistry 29 years experience
Headache: Teeth grinding can certainly cause headache and TMJ and muscle issues. You need to go for a comprehensive dental /bite evaluation by a Prosthodontist to rule out any bite discrepancies and disharmony. He/she can certainly evaluate your bite and joints and treat or refer you to the right specialist if needed.

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Last updated Oct 29, 2015

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