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How to treat clenching and jaw clicking during sleep after the extraction of infected wisdom tooth? It's severely painful

How to treat clenching and jaw clicking during sleep after the extraction of infected wisdom tooth? It's severely painful

No quick fix: Clenching occurs during the day, grinding of the teeth at night. There are many variables involved with clenching and by becoming aware of it often causes one to clench more. A daytime splint (mouthpiece) can help, but I would recommend a custom one, not an otc mouthpiece. You really should be evaluated to determine the best options, with a thorough history and an exam. ...Read more

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My husband has been doing a loud clicking noise when sleeping, it looks like he is swallowing saliva because I see his mouth move, What could it be?

My husband has been doing a loud clicking noise when sleeping, it looks like he is swallowing saliva because I see his mouth move, What could it be?

Talk to his MD: He could have sleep apnea, will need sleep studies to monitor and detect the problem. Ask you family doctor for referral to sleep study centre. ...Read more

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How come I clench my teeth in my sleep?

How come I clench my teeth in my sleep?

Clenching teeth: Clenching teeth during sleep (night-time bruxism) is usually a habit in response to stress. Less often it may also be due to a problem with your bite.
Many people who brux at night also do so during the day.
Check with your dentist for information on how to treat and possibly eliminate this habit. If you are having symptoms (pain, headaches, TMJ pain), you should be fitted for a nightguard or nti. ...Read more

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What can cause pain in teeth after sleep?

What can cause pain in teeth after sleep?

Grinding: If you are grining during sleep you can over stress the ligaments that hold the teeth into the bone and will make them sore. The muscles may spasm which can cause some refeered pain to the teeth and stffness in the jaw. ...Read more

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How to stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?

How to stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?

See dentist: Maloclussion (teeth no touching each other) causes the grinding. A mouth guard/splintat night will reduce gringing. Dentist can offer other options depending on your exam findings. ...Read more

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Is grinding your teeth during sleep an issue?

Is grinding your teeth during sleep an issue?

Yes.: Grinding your teeth will cause permanent damage to your teeth and can result in tooth fracture and damage to your jaw joint, or tmj. See your dentist who can make a custom fitted night guard which is comfortable to wear and will prevent damage to your teeth. ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?

How can I stop grinding my teeth in my sleep?

Nocturnal bruxing: You cannot stop grinding your teeth during sleep. You do not have control over this. It is important that you see a dentist about this for a couple of reasons. First this can cause pain, headaches and be very destructive to your teeth. Secondly grinding can related to sleep apnea, a very serious condition. If you snore, are overweight, are tired during the daytime, get evaluated. ...Read more

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How can I stop grinding my teeth when I sleep?

How can I stop grinding my teeth when I sleep?

De-Stress: "bruxism", the compulsory grinding of teeth day or night, is most often the result of built up anxiety and muscle tension in the body. Anxiety is what we experience when we have unresolved conflicts occupying our subconscious mind, manifesting with nervous tension. Try to learn to de-stress by identifying your unresolved conflicts and then writing down solutions to them before going to sleep. ...Read more

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Does sleeping with dental flipper on shift teeth?

Does sleeping with dental flipper on shift teeth?

Please, take it out: No, it prevents any shifting of teeth around a gap. However, removable partials (flipper) require proper care to keep them clean. It is best to soak the flipper in water with denture cleansing tablet overnight. ...Read more

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I can't stop grinding my teeth in my sleep, help?

I can't stop grinding my teeth in my sleep, help?

See dentist: A mouthpiece may help you with grinding or may even cause you to grind more. The type of mouthpiece can often determine if it will improve your problems, but the mouthpiece alone may not be the answer. Do you wear the mouthpiece during the day and night. Grinding is what occurs at night, clenching occurs during the day. ...Read more

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Can teeth move more whilst eating or during sleep?

Can teeth move more whilst eating or during sleep?

Teeth that move?: Teeth are not like steel posts in concrete ; can move slightly but should return to their normal position. They should not move substantially while eating or during sleep. Over long periods of time, generally months to years they can drift if other teeth are missing, have severe periodontal disease or post ortho without a retainer. Habits such as bruxism (day or night) increase chance of drifting. ...Read more

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Sometimes my lower 4 front teeth click. Is this normal?

Sometimes my lower 4 front teeth click. Is this normal?

Not normal: See your dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment options. ...Read more

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Is biting teeth together during your sleep bad for you?

Is biting teeth together during your sleep bad for you?

Grinding teeth: You need to wear a nightguard that can be made by a dentist and also be evaluated for any other problems that could be causing this. Women tend to grind their teeth more at night and this poses a problem because it could cause tooth fracture or tooth loss. See your dentist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My teeth make noises when I sleep. Why does this happen?

My teeth make noises when I sleep. Why does this happen?

Possible Bruxism: Speak to your dentist about possible grinding at night and the fabrication of a night guard. ...Read more

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How do I keep myself from clenching my teeth in my sleep?

Bruxism.: You cannot control the clenching and grinding your teeth at night.
The only thing you can do is get a night guard to protect the teeth while grind all night long. ...Read more

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What makes people clench their teeth when they are sleeping?

What makes people clench their teeth when they are sleeping?

Usually stress: Stress is the most common factor. Today we see young adults (20's) with the tooth wear of a forty year old, due to clenching and grinding at night. An occlusal or nightguard helps protect the teeth. Rarely is this related to a tooth imbalance, though occasionaly it is. ...Read more

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I clench my teeth when I sleep. What can I do to avoid this?

I clench my teeth when I sleep. What can I do to avoid this?

Clenching: You cannot stop clenching or grinding while you are sleeping. The best thing that you can do is see a dentist and have a nightguard made to protect your teeth, jaw and muscles. There is a connection between grinding and sleep apnea so it is a good idea to get screened fort his also. ...Read more

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Can you tell me reasons why I clench my teeth while I'm sleeping?

Can you tell me reasons why I clench my teeth while I'm sleeping?

Nighttime Bruxism: Grinding or clenching of the teeth at nighttime is called nocturnal bruxism is a common sleep disorder called parasomnia. It is related to stress levels generally. Bite devises are typically used to limit the damage to teeth and jaw joint. ...Read more

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