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A 33-year-old member asked:

what should i use to stop grinding my teeth at night besides a splint?

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Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
There are many: Oral devices that are helpful in this regard. Two of the most common ones are the nti and the bitesoft devices - both of which cause posterior disclusion - prevent your back teeth from touching so there is a space between your back teeth. Consult with your dentist to see which device would be best suited for your condition. Hope this helps.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dentistry 45 years experience
Many causes: Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons. Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth in a comfortable position. The muscles may be in spasm, you may have a tmj/tmd problem, stress, infection. Best to see a dentist asap. Often the cause is difficult to determine, so may have to treat the symptoms with a mouthpiece.

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Can I get braces with bone loss.Think my overbite could be causing front teeth to be loose?

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Yes: However, it is imperative that the periodontal disease (bone loss) be treated so that you are in good periodontal health and in a maintainable level of periodontal health. See a periodontist before beginning the orthodontic therapy. I can provide you with a local good periodontist via e-mail (dhschneid@gmail.Com).
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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have a real problem w/night time bed wetting, I've been to drs.And been checked out, done every test possible and everything comes back fine. So why do I pee the bed at night?

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Dr. Thomas Riney
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A 24-year-old male asked:

I am facing problem of mouth blister from last 3 days it's happened under toung. So what shoud I do.?

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Dr. Gutti Rao
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Questions about arm paralysis. Should you wear splint or something?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
Need more info: Why the paralysis? Acute stroke demands careful evaluation of cause. Trauma to brain or spinal cord needs time to heal. When medically stable, a course of controlled excercise and directed therapy is appropriate. Bracing and casting may be involved as part of the therapy program.

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