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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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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...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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Does stress cause teeth grinding?

Does stress cause teeth grinding?

Totally!: Sometimes, during therapy, i notice that people dealing with a stressful event grind their teeth. Learn to eradicate stress and especially to relax your jaw. Try http://drmiller.Pinnaclecart.Com/index.Php?P=product&id=18. ...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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What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

What are the sinus problems that causes teeth grinding?

Pseudo-Sinusitis: also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read more

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What is the cause of grinding teeth while asleep?

What is the cause of grinding teeth while asleep?

Many things: Grinding or bruxism as it is called is caused by many things including overbite, sleep problems, and uneven wear of teeth or new fillings. ...Read more

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What causes grinding teeth and twitching while asleep?

What causes grinding teeth and twitching while asleep?

Stress: Possibly it's related to stress in your life. You manage it while awake, but when you sleep, your subconscious takes over and away your jaws / muscles go- grinding.. Another theory is that you might have constricted breathing airways and it's a way your body compensates to try to get more air. ...Read more

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What can I do about broken brackets caused by grinding teeth at night?

What can I do about broken brackets caused by grinding teeth at night?

Tough situation...: I would find out from your orthodontist. In some cases a band can be used that has a bracket soldered onto it. ...Read more

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How do I stop teeth grinding? What causes teeth grinding and what can stop it?

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Multifactorial: Teeth grinding is a protective mechanism, where a body unconsciously try to remove an interference between upper and lower arch. It is also a response to muscle spasm due to stress, where continuous clenching and grinding leads to excessive occlusal wear and/or tooth hypersensitivity. Malocclusion also cause grindings. Bite guard to alleviate symptom, correct occlusion to eliminate the cause. ...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?

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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What is the cause of teeth grinding during sleep? How can it be stopped?

What is the cause of teeth grinding during sleep? How can it be stopped?

Stress. Custom guard: The most commonly accepted theory of why people grind their teeth is stress. Other contributing factors could be malocclusion (misaligned teeth) or missing teeth. Your best option to stop grinding, or at least prevent damage to your teeth and TMJ is to have your dentist make a custom fitted "night guard" which is comfortable to wear when you sleep. It can also be worn during the day ...Read more

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Does clenching teeth cause deeper valleys and opposed to grinding teeth which causes flattening? Molars

The facts: Nothing that you do or don't do will cause deeper valleys in your teeth. Clenching will also not have effect on tooth anatomy. Tooth grinding will flatten teeth as the enamel is worn away. If you have any of these issues, discuss possible ways to limit the harmful effects of bruxism on your teeth, gums and jaw joints. ...Read more

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What causes teeth grinding while sleeping?

What causes teeth grinding while sleeping?

Grinding teeth: Teeth grinding is caused by involuntary contraction of the jaw (masseter) muscle during sleep. This in turn is usually caused by stress or chronic habits (like chewing on pencils). Since the individual is asleep, s/he is unable to control it. The best management is to have your dentist make a mouth guard to protect the teeth and reduce the friction. Ibuprofen will help for pain. ...Read more

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Do energy drinks cause teeth-grinding or just insomnia?

Do energy drinks cause teeth-grinding or just insomnia?

Both: They can cause both in the right patient. In general they are stimulants so they can cause these problems and others. ...Read more

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