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Can I Wear My Night Guard After Tooth Extraction Or Will It Crak With Grinding
If i grind my teeth at night, can I use invisalign? I've ground my teeth at night for a long time, and have a night guard. I would like to get my teeth straightened, hopefully with invisalign, but don't know if i'd be able to wear the night guard and alig
Be careful: Invisalign is only about half as effective as braces in the hands of a qualified orthodontic specialist. In the hands of gp, less so. And it's usually more expensive. Your grinding may indicate a number of different occlusal problems. Don't be fooled by tv advertising. Go see an orthodontist for a qualified opinion. Make a decision based on your personal need, not on the hardware. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Does a night guard actually stop teeth grinding? My dentist recommended a night guard for my bruxism, but it's so expensive! will it stop me from grinding my teeth and clenching my jaw? If not, why should I get one?
How can i avoid teeth grinding during the day? My orthodontist says that i may be grinding teeth during the night too. What can i do about it?
Teeth grinding: Teeth grinding and/or clenching (bruxism) is commonly a stress-related habit. At night you can wear a bite guard to protect your teeth and relieve the pressure on your jaw (TMJ). During the day you need to become aware of this habit and relax your jaw. Your teeth should only touch when you are chewing. Otherwise, "lips together and teeth apart". See a dentist who is experienced in treating bruxism ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Need help. I've got a bite plate because i grind my teeth, can I wear it as a mouth guard for hockey?
Metal reinforcement: Your dentist can fix your new guard with acrylic. However, if you grind your teeth quite heavily, ask your dentist about strong hard plastic custom made nightguard with metal reinforcement. Paxil, Effexor, Buspar (buspirone) are bruxism inducers. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loose teeth: If the teeth are loose because of the trauma of grinding on them in your sleep, a night guard can alleviate the problem. If, however, the teeth are loose because of the loss of bone due to periodontal disease, or an abscess, the night guard cannot solve those problems. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Had a bite splint made for grinding teeth. After wearing it I now have popping noise in my jaw when I open. Should I stop bite splint or resolve time?
I grind my teeth at night and recently got an Essex retainer, will the grinding damage or brake the retainer?
Possibly: The right kind of bite guard may prevent your teeth from getting more wear and prevent them from loosening due to the trauma from grinding. If they are already loose, that brings up more questions. If you have periodontal disease, a bite guard won't help with that. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Get a Nightguard: Daytime teeth grinding is a habit which can be reduced, like any other. But it's not easy. You have to constantly remind yourself to keep your teeth slightly apart. Night-time grinding cannot be stopped. It's a permanent pattern in your brainstem. You need a good nightguard. Otc appliances rarely work & often cause more pain. Have your dentist recommend /make the proper nightguard for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I stop grinding my teeth at night? I grind my teeth at night, and sometimes wake up with a sore jaw or headache in the morning. How can I stop?
Snoring?: Do you also snore loudly and/or are you excessively tired during the day? If you have either, or bothnof these other symptoms don't just get a night guard. She a sleep physician and get tested for osa. Upper night guards have been shown to make osa worse. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Was diagnosed with tmj. dentist gave me a mouthguard that i wear at night. 4 months later, my jaw feels like it is misaligned. Can guards make itworse?
TMJ workup: Have the dentist do a complete TMJ workup inclusive of radiographs of the condyle in an open and closed position. If the dentist does not do this, ask for a referral. A mouthguard separates the teeth, you need to know the etiology of the problem. In addition, the mouthguard may need to be adjusted to your occlusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I grind my teeth when i'm sleep and now my jaw and teeth hurt. Would getting a mouth guard help with this?
How long before a night guard for bruxism can reduce jaw pain? My dentist had a night guard made for me to stop my bruxism and jaw pain a week ago, but i still have jaw pain when i wake up in the morning. How long does it take for the pain to go away?
Should be better: My patients typically see improvements within 24 hours. If they don't i start thinking about changing the appliance, is my patient really bruxing, and other alternatives. I am assuming you have the correct design because only 2 out of over 100 designs reduce clenching and the others have no effect or increase bruxing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can grinding your teeth make you get TMJ or worsen your jaw cuz i feel like i grind my teeth and at night and sometimes in the morning without knowing?
Why do you grind: There is some recent evidence that some people clench or grind during their sleep to help keep their airway open. This would require seeking the help of someone that treats both TMJ issues and sleep problems. Check with your dentist for help or a referral to someone that can help you diagnose why you grind and then get the proper help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My dentist made a custom night guard for my teeth grinding. How do I know if it fits properly? It feels like its pressing front teeth back
Been noticing when I wake up in bed that I'm clenching down on my back (molars) teeth. I do wear a nightguard but how can I break this habit?
Can vertigo occur due to TMJ dysfunction? Sometimes at night I wake up with this symptom. I do already wear a mouth guard for clenching my teeth.
I had a tooth extraction and bone augmentation done on Wednesday. I am still experiencing moderate (after taking pain meds) to severe (when the pain meds wear off) pain and there is still swelling on the side of my face where the tooth was extracted.
I took 2 panadol (acetaminophen) extra tablets (500mg/tablet) can I take another 2 panadol (acetaminophen) night tablets four hours later ? P.S : pain after tooth extraction
Extraction pain: Generally speaking, if you can take it (without restrictions or medical history), 600 mg Advil or Motrin or an Aleve generally works well. Having said that, it is always best to speak to the dentist who actually treated your regarding questions and pain control. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgeon remvd stitches & filled dry socket 3/4 wisd. tooth extraction sites, was aware I took 1 baby asprin night bfore. Whatre my risks & what to do?
Discuss: Discuss concerns with dentists who can actually examine and treat you. An internet diagnosis is not possible and we would need substantially more information to even begin to advise you properly. ...Read more
Can smoking after tooth extraction cause oral cancer? I just got an extraction last night then start to smoke after an hour (they didnt warn me)
Yes but later on!: Smoking causes cancer... and there is no doubt about it. So quit smoking Now while it is fresh in your mind and you are still free from it. Development of Cancer from smoking usually takes some years...so right now you are safe but a few years down the road, you will be in serious trouble. So make serious plans to quit smoking....seek professional help from American cancer society(Cancer.net) ...Read more
After tooth extraction I have this headache for more than 2 weeks now, my head is pounding specially when down at night I can hear my head pounding like a hearbeat, and now I can feel heat in the back of my neck and at the back of my body my head is very
See your PCP: There are a number of things that can cause a headache to develop after extraction. Often after a tooth extraction you are prescribed opiates (e.g. Vicodin) Headaches are one of the side effects associated with opiates. Another reason could be caffeine withdrawal, stress or cervicogenic headache. Regardless, see your primary care physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Can I smoke marijuana the night before a wisdom tooth extraction? I'm getting all four removed with IV sedation
Not wise: Marijuana can adversely affect the IV sedation. Please, if you do smoke, advise the Oral Surgeon. Your anesthesia may need to be adjusted, or the procedure may have to be postponed. Report ALL Meds, prescription & OTC, as well as all supplements, to the Oral Surgeon as well as any marijuana consumption. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a tooth extraction 3 weeks ago and i gave oral sex to a guy last night can i get HIV from this if he has it? he did not ejaculate in my mouth.
Should i be concerned if my two canine teeth are a bit sharper than normal people's. Will i need a tooth extraction or will a dentist just have to file them?
Pointy cuspids: I wouldn't be concerned about sharper than normal canine teeth. It certainly doesn't require extraction. Yes, they can be easily reshaped. Discuss this issue with your own dentist for best advice. ...Read more
Is it safe to take Florastor (Sacc boulaardi) after wisdom tooth extraction, or will the yeast get into my bloodstream through the open wound?
Capsule? Pill?: If Florastor is a capsule, like I suspect, then you shouldn't have any problems as long as you swallow the capsules whole (as they are meant to be). By swallowing the capsule intact, the yeast won't be released until the capsule coating gets dissolved, which occurs in the intestines (the stomach acid starts the process but the yeast is released in the small intestine). I think you'll be safe. GL! ...Read more
About a week: The extraction site heals in about 7 to 10 days. Try chewing on that side after about a week. ...Read more
Warm salt water: I would recommend gargling with a tablespoon of salt in 8 ounces of warm water 4 times a day. Don't vigourously rinse the extraction site because you don't want to disrupt the blood clot. Lightly rinse and swish with the salt water and spit out. Don't try to clean out or disrupt the extraction site. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clot loss: The danger after extraction is a dry socket. This results from a clot never forming or being lost. You can't control a clot never forming, but you can control a clot being dislodged or lost. Spices foods may burn, but the won't dislodge the clot. Alcohol, excessively hot temp foods, hard rough foods, that's what to avoid in the first few days. Remember to eat on the opposite side! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Immediately: If you are prescribed pain medication to take postoperatively, you should eat and/or drink before taking any pain medication to avoid the potential for nausea. You may wish to start out with soft food and advance as tolerated. If your question pertains to drinking alcoholic beverages after the extraction, do not take any pain medication and consume alcoholic beverages at the same time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tooth extraction: You can return to work soon after an extraction. You should avoid heavy lifting and bending for at least 24 hours. Follow the post op instructions that your dentist gave you. There are few restrictions following a simple extraction and more following a surgical extraction. The dentist that did your extraction is the best to answer this for your individual case. Call and ask about this. ...Read more
A: Week to be safe would be my guess as we all heal at different rates. ...Read more
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