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Foaming From Mouth During Sleep Adult
My little nephew of 8years, sometimes during his sleep salaiva foam comes out of his mouth n he tries to bit his tough. What causes it and to treat it?
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
My brother have problem of dry mouth and bitterness during sleep at night, because that he got broken his sleep at night?
Dry mouth can be: The result of many causes - due to medical condition, medications etc. Best to be evaluated by a physician. In the meanwhile there are over the counter products like biotene than can offer some relief. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I am 54 yr old not diabetic or hypertensive complaint of drying mouth during sleep that wake me what is the cause and how to treat?
The best time to....: If you are referring to a mouth guard used for protection when playing sports, it is possible. Your best option is to wear a night guard made to fit your mouth. It would protect your teeth from the forces exerted on your teeth during grinding. One can do extensive damage to the teeth from the pressure placed on them by grinding. ...Read more
My teeth on the left side of my mouth are hurting. I noticed lately that I am grinding and clenching my teeth during sleep. Mouth guard not helping?
Tooth pain: It is time to see your dentist. Is your mouth guard custom made for you or just off the shelf? Your dentist can assess and get a better idea of what is going on and how to address it. Take care. ...Read more
Hi I have a four year old son he breathes with his mouth open at night during sleep and snores a lot some nights?
Time for an eval: The snoring is likely to get worse with time as the tonsils tend to grow faster than the kid at that age. If he hasn't already he can develop a sleep disturbance, sleep apnea, with prolonged spacing between breaths (>20sec) that are a problem. If you can record his snoring & take it to your pcp they will likely send you to an ENT or for a sleep study. A t&a is often curative. ...Read more
I bite my tongue in my sleep. I've tried a mouth guard, but I spit it out during sleep. Any suggestions on prevention?
Mouth guard?: Do you mean a custom made occlusal orthotic, commonly called a night guard, or an over-the-counter drug store item, or a sports mouth guard. Your grinding, clenching, tongue biting may be due to an airway problem or a malocclusion. Please see an Orthodontist to evaluate your occlusion AND your general dentist who may refer you onward. This isn't a DIY project. ...Read more
If the dentist grinded some teeth to make front teeth look better, couldi have grinded them more during sleep? Is the mouth trying to fix itself
Maybe: Grinding teeth appears to be a neurological disorder that no one understands why it happens. It is more commonly seen when people are under stress or have obstructive sleep apnea. But there are many who grind their teeth without either of these conditions. A night guard may be a good idea to prevention of further wear of the teeth. ...Read more
My 9months old daughter always keep her mouth open. Even sometimes during sleep also. Dr has adviced to test for tsh. What you recommend?
ENT or Peds evaluate: Does your baby have an enlarged tongue, a small jaw, large tonsils or adenoids, nasal blockage (choanal atresia, chronic congestion)? I can't give you specific guidelines without examining your child. The tests we order are based upon the examination, which helps us to develop a differential diagnosis-which is an educated guess, so to speak, of what might have caused the symptom. ...Read more
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
1. Muscle relaxers before bed
2. Botox injections
3. Behavior modification therapy
4. Splint therapy with an nti or deprograming appliance. These are the only known devices that reduce clenching by 70%. Other devices protect the teeth and or jaw joint.
Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Consider checking with a dentist with experience and training in tmd. ...Read more
Hi, I have pains in the back of my head, on the right side, during sleep. Can it be only from sleeping position? I sleep on the right side usually.
Sleep: The best way to answer the question is trying a different sleep position and see if that improves the pain on the back side of the head. ...Read more
Assuming there is no other physical damage in the tmj, stress is usually the culprit for bruxism (grinding and clenching).
Mouthguards can help prevent tooth fractures by absorbing some of the pressure.
Hypnosis/meditation can help alleviate the stress/tension thereby reducing some of the cause of the bruxism. ...Read more
Tooth interferences: If teeth are mal-aligned they can crate collisions at night that stimulate excess muscle tension in the jaw muscles. This typically results in tooth grinding due to hyperactive muscles. ...Read more
Stress relief: Grinding your teeth at night is probably a stress relieving function of the body. Such grinding comes from signals in your brain, causing the chewing muscles to activate. It may also occur in response to a "high spot" in your bite. Such an area can stimulate the muscles to chew on this area. If you are grinding your teeth at night, see a TMJ specialist to get the proper treatment. ...Read more
Yes: The wear patterns on the teeth and possible tenderness of the jaw muscles and TMJ are good signs of grinding. Your dentist can easily evaluate your mouth and determine if you have grinding. ...Read more
I bite my tongue during sleep it is so painful I can't even let go, it takes about 30min to ease off the grip, pain never wakes me though. Phycological?
It's hard to blame: A psychological problem during sleep unless you are very tense & anxious most of the time. You should see a dental or ENT professional. Tooth grinding, spasm of the tempo-mandibular joint muscles or other disorders may be causing this. The treatment may be out there & I encourage you to seek it. Dr. Anne ...Read more
2 reasons: Very common. 1. Jaws grow slightly unevenly. As they do, kids tend to "grind in" their occlusion so teeth mesh better. 2. Kids back up the "computer" @ nite. They learn so much during the day, they tend to process it when they sleep. Grinding should disappear as permanent teeth start to erupt. By the way, 1st orthodontic cm-up age 7. ...Read more
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