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A 23-year-old male asked:

Can pain in teeth by applying forces of braces resulting in stress cause stomach problems like stress ulcer or gastritis?pain causes mental stress too

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Emotional stress: Your collection of symptoms point towards the last concern. Mental stress. I believe you should discuss your concerns with a primary care doctor.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Pain/stress: Oral pain can cause diet and masticatory changes that can upset stomach. OTC analgesics can also cause gastric upset, as can stress/anxiety. A qualified Orthodontist can help you safely manage braces discomfort. Your General Physician can evaluate for GI dyscrasia, possibly referring to Gastroenterologist. Please seek care/comfort from all available practitioners.

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