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A 43-year-old female asked:

Hi. i am over 40 with a crossbite and lower protruding jaw. recently i have been having headaches at night and feel uncomfortable placing my head on pillow. will mouth guards help at night. thanks?

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Possibly: Bruxism guards help if you are clenching and/or grinding your teeth. It is unknown if you do so. Please consult with a local dentist to see if your protrusive occlusion is a contributing factor to your symptoms.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Please also consider consulting with a qualified Orthodontic Specialist about your malocclusion. Initial Examination usually complimentary.
Mar 23, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Mouth guard: Professionally provided mouth guard may reduce your symptoms, but not correct the cause of your problem. It's like taking aspirin for a toothache rather than treating the infection that's causing the pain. Please seek an Initial Examination (usually free) with a specialist Orthodontist to discuss treating your malocclusion. Failure to treat usually results in increased problems with age.

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