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Does TMJ cause teeth grinding? I've never been diagnosed with tmj, and but have ground my teeth for a long time. And lately, i've been having facial pain and headaches when i wake up in the morning. Should i my dentist is I have tmj? .

Sleep Bruxism: Many factors can be responsible for headaches and facial pain. You should talk with a dentist who has been trained in these disorders to get an appropriate diagnosis and develop the best treatment approach. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Does grinding teeth gives headache?

Does grinding teeth gives headache?

Yes can..: Yes grinding can cause headaches..Temperomandibular joints connect lower jaw to temporal bone of the skull hence TMJ disorders or grinding can cause dull deep headaches.. ...Read more

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How do I stop teeth-grinding and tension headaches?

See a specialist: Bruxism, or grinding of the teeth at night can be devastating to the teeth, muscles, the jaw joints and your overall health. It can wear down the teeth, affecting a domino effect of gum disease, loose teeth, shifting and moving of the teeth, headaches, on and on. It is not something that should be ignored or put off. See a dentist asap to avoid problems later. ...Read more

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What does a teeth-grinding headache feel like compared to a migraine?

What does a teeth-grinding headache feel like compared to a migraine?

Varies: Headaches due to "grinding"and TMJ problems are generally located in the temple region and the back of the head. There can also be referred pain to the ear. A migraine headache can cause intense throbbing or pulsing in varying areas of the head and is commonly accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

What to do if i'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

Myofascial pain: Often referred to as myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. Symptoms including increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted range of motion, headache and vertigo. Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Could grinding teeth cause tounge injuries?

Could grinding teeth cause tounge injuries?

Rare but could: You cannot grind teeth if your tongue is in between. But it is quite possible that you get your tongue caught and hurt when you are aggressively grinding. This would happen more often if you have any missing tooth, as a portion of tongue tends to slip out of position and get in the way. If you are asking this question because of sore tongue, make sure you have it checked, though. Important! ...Read more

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Does having braces cause teeth grinding?

Does having braces cause teeth grinding?

Possibly: When your teeth are moving and subconsciously or consciously you feel that your teeth are not hitting correctly, you may clench and grind to attempt to "mill" the bite down to make them hit "correctly". Not good but can happen. ...Read more

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Teeth brace cause teeth grinding, is that possible?

Not likely: Usually it is just the opposite orthodontics make the teeth sore and people tend not to grind, but i suppose anything is possible. ...Read more

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Grinding Teeth (Definition)

Just like it sounds, it means you ...Read more