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Doctor insights on: Clenching Buttocks

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What can cause unconscious teeth clenching and grinding (bruxism) whilst asleep?

Clenching: Stress...The body subconsciously clenches and grinds in the sleep to try and alleviate the stress. A night guard is the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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Buttock (Definition)

The buttocks are the paired curved masses that make up our "posterior." each buttock consists of a layer of fat superimposed on the gluteus maximus ...Read more


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Can grinding the teeth create teeth pain?

Can grinding the teeth create teeth pain?

Yes it can: Additionally it can wear down (flatten) the occlusal (chewing) surfaces of teeth and can cause tooth fracture. Can also lead to gum recession and additional problems. Best to consult with a dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Jaw ache causes? Besides teeth grinding 

Jaw ache causes? Besides teeth grinding 

Many: Including Hx of trauma, malocclusion, parafunctional habits, infection, reaction to medication, systemic disorder, stress, referred pain, and many other possibilities. See your Dentist for diagnosis and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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Can stress induced clenching of the teeth and strained jaw muscles cause swollen neck glands?

Can stress induced clenching of the teeth and strained jaw muscles cause swollen neck glands?

Stress and health: It depends. Stress can greatly affect all parts of your body. Have you had any other symptoms like fever or sinus/allergy problems that could also describe your swollen glands. ...Read more

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I've had constant itchiness on scalp, neck, forearms, wrists, calves, genitals, abdominal, inner thighes etc. Worse at night, showers soothe...Help?

I've had constant itchiness on scalp, neck, forearms, wrists, calves, genitals, abdominal, inner thighes etc.  Worse at night, showers soothe...Help?

Depends on the cause: Many, many things cause generalized itching. Itching is almost always worse at night, and showers usually soothe it, whatever the cause. You need an exam to determine the cause. You can try a long-acting antihistamine such as Allegra (fexofenadine) (now over-the-counter), but that just treats the symptoms, not the cause. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can spastic chronically tight muscles on the neck and jaw area cause referred pain around the mouth, lips, nose?

Can be referred pain: But Need more information. There can be other causes of these symptoms and this needs to be evaluated. Ask you physician to have you see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Can a sore/bruised jaw muscle cause tooth ache?

Can a sore/bruised jaw muscle cause tooth ache?

Yes, but: Yes, but see a dentist to make sure the tooth has not been damaged, or has a cavity. ...Read more

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Can larger masseter muscle (right side) cause a constant (3+ yrs) heat sensation on the cheek? Trigeminal MRI inconslusive, do have bruxism.

Can larger masseter muscle (right side) cause a constant (3+ yrs) heat sensation on the cheek? Trigeminal MRI inconslusive, do have bruxism.

Not likely: Larger masseter are usually seen in patients who are bruxers. And both sides right and left masseter gets enlarged evenly. It is very unlikely that you would have a unilateral heat sensation due to larger muscle. Is the area red, swollen or tender? First rule out infection or irritation in that region. Next, i would recommend you consult a neurologist if no other cause is seen. ...Read more

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Can teeth clenching cause tooth pain and headaches/migraines?

Can teeth clenching cause tooth pain and headaches/migraines?

Of course: Migraines and tension type headaches can be caused by many things, including teeth clenching. However, you should visit your doctor first to rule out other causes. Good luck. ...Read more

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Loose teeth caused by night guard or grinding?

Loose teeth caused by night guard or grinding?

Nightguard: You need to make sure that your night guard fits properly. You do not want to much force on a sigle tooth. You should see your dentist to make sure it is fitting properly. ...Read more

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Degenerative arthritis back, leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic, what medwill help. On soma (carisoprodol)?

Degenerative arthritis back,  leg muscles ache, lower back pain. Elbows hurt to touch, knee bone on bone, re diabetic,  what medwill help.  On soma (carisoprodol)?

Let me explain: It sound you have more than one problem, you have what it look be arthritis, diabetes and complications involved those two, my advice to go to your family doctor and have him do complete physical and treatment plan. Good luck. ...Read more

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Will using a mouth guard for teeth grinding cause jaw pain?

Will using a mouth guard for teeth grinding cause jaw pain?

Possible: 2 reasons to wear a mouthguard for grinding are 1) to prevent tooth wear and 2) prevent damage to jaw/TMJ. Some guards actually make the grinding worse. See a TMJ expert for guidance about this. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist and dental society for referral. ...Read more

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TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

TMD dx. Ear pain, sore muscle down front of neck, popping jaw. Can this cause lower jaw pain next to molars under tongue? Cold fluid causes ear pain?

Yes, it can: 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. A myofascial pain is defined as a localized deep tenderness in a taut band of skeletal muscle, tendon or ligament that has the ability to refer pain to another region known as a zone of reference (i.e., area of pain complaint). See orofacial pain doc ...Read more

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Can clenching teeth cause swollen one side back of neck?

Can clenching teeth cause swollen one side back of neck?

Probably not: If you are swollen, you may have an infection. You should see a physician to rule out neck problem. If it s a surface skin problem, they may refer you to a dermotologist. Teeth clenching may cause mild to moderate jaw muscle pain and rarely neck (muscle) pain, but not swelling. ...Read more