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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Tongue Biting

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Can cheek/ tongue biting at night cause daily headaches?

Can cheek/ tongue biting at night cause daily headaches?

Sure: If you are biting your cheeks at night, then your jaw is moving while not aligned properly. This can easily cause next day headaches. Ask your dentist about an oral appliance to address the problem. ...Read more

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What causes biting tongue in sleep. I wake up with bite marks on both sides of tongue. How can I prevent this? I am sleeping/unaware when I do this.

What causes biting tongue in sleep. I wake up with bite marks on both sides of tongue. How can I prevent this? I am sleeping/unaware when I do this.

REM Sleep Cycle: In deeper stages of sleep, the muscles of the eyes (rem) are active, as well as the muscles of mastication. That's why some people clench and/or grind their teeth at night. If you are an "active" bruxer, you can "nip" the sides of the tongue. Once swollen from the injury, it is easier to bite again. Be careful. Talk to your dentist about a night guard or Elavil (amitriptyline) 10mg to decrease bruxing in dreams. ...Read more

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Occasionally, striking pain on tongue that lasts for a minute. Tongue biting, too.?

Occasionally, striking pain on tongue that lasts for a minute. Tongue biting, too.?

Don't get what is pr: This is problem in that I do not know what is happening .Redescribe with more info. ...Read more

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Lately, I am experiencing tongue-biting on the right side of my tongue. The episodes only happens while I am talking. Do I need medical help?

Lately, I am experiencing tongue-biting on the right side of my tongue.  The episodes only happens while I am talking.  Do I need medical help?

Tongue Biting: Good day; On occasion I have experienced tooth biting while talking. Possibly the tongue muscles were a bit tight- a stressful day, anxious about a previous incident and attempted to retrain my tongue to minimize contact with dentition. Sometimes the facial muscles are taut causing the check to catch amongst molar cusps. My associate has equilibrated my dendition smoothing and sharp surfaces. ...Read more

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I am a dentist ask about problem of tongue biting while speaking after bridge construction in molar area. May it due to improper closing (open bite)?

I am a dentist ask about problem of tongue biting while speaking after bridge construction in molar area. May it due to improper closing (open bite)?

Contour My Vote...: Xlnt question! if ur patient is biting tongue now and did not before, something about the new fpd is impinging. Go back and look @ ur temps if pt was comfortable in them. Maybe lab built brg in conventional occlusion and needs to be in x/bite somewhere. If u can't get perm. Contoured like temps. Get pt back into the temps to stop tongue biting, take impr'n of temps and send to lab w/ perm brg. G/l. ...Read more

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Laforte II & mandibular osteotomy 23 yrs ago. Bite evening up now - bruxism/tongue biting @night. Could braces/2nd surgery be required? Tmj too now.

Laforte II & mandibular osteotomy 23 yrs ago. Bite evening up now - bruxism/tongue biting @night. Could braces/2nd surgery be required? Tmj too now.

Unlikely.: Unlikely. Complex problem. See TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Frequent moderate to severe tongue biting (bleeding) while eating.Some periodic trouble swallowing.Several months of bone chips from rear lingual gums?

Discuss with dentist: This is certainly a very complex question and best discussed with your dentist, a facio-maxillary oral surgeon or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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I often wake up at night from pain caused by biting my tongue in my sleep, how do I stop this?

I often wake up at night from pain caused by biting my tongue in my sleep, how do I stop this?

Many reasons: Have your dentist look at your bite. Did you have some new crowns/fillings done, new denture or a set of teeth, do you have an enlarged tongue? An enlarged tongue could be due some diseases like amyloidosis or sleep apnea. Is there a lesion or mass in the tongue. Sometimes a mouth splint can help. ...Read more

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I have been biting down on my tongue until its numb. Will this cause permanent damage ? It can be numb and red for days after ?

Tongue biting: This is not a good habit. You could be damaging the nerves if it is feeling numb. Also you are dramatically increasing the chances of developing oral cancer by doing this. ...Read more

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