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I doubt it: If you are talking about the ones that cover your entire upper arch, then that's pretty impossible. However, there are some versions out there that are very small and only cover a few teeth. That, while remote, could be a possibility...But still pretty uncommon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Different: Grinding guards, or night guards, try to give you something to grind on, to destroy plastic instead of tooth. Problem is, the damage to muscles and joints is not eliminated and grinding can get worse. Splints try to reduce symptoms (pain). Some can even stop grinding. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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Yes: Your bite changes throughout your life. Just as you have increased attrition, your vertical dimension, your bite/occlusion will change. Wearing a guard can be also problematic if you have torque, interferences, premature contacts, etc.... Be involved with your dentist on your guard, orthotic, or appliances. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My tooth is loose, believed caused by clenching jaw at night. I wear a retainer at night. Any solutions,advice?
They are the same: Interchangeable words for the same device. A well-fitting, dentist custom made mouthguard is a device that will either allow you to continue to grind, but instead of tooth vs. Tooth wearing down, you will have tooth vs. Mouthguard (which is softer than tooth & will wear instead of tooth). This will also act as a "stress-breaker" and in some people wearing it makes them stop grinding. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can buxim (teeth grinding, biting, & clenching) at night be helped without the use of a mouth guard? (sensory issues... Guard would prevent sleep)
Possibly: There are a number of possible causes for bruxism as well as different modalities of treatment that may or may not involve a mouth guard. You need to have a thorough dental exam with the appropriate studies to determine possible causes of your bruxism. If you do require an appliance there are different types of appliances that can be utilized that may allow you to sleep comfortably. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can biting down clenching chewing TMJ cause premolars molars except last to turn and lean inwards. Avoid use front teeth because bonding.Roots anglein?
My son is 6 he suffers from fatigue, pain, Myoclonic jerks, sleep fragmentation, clumsiness, weakness, geographic tongue, grinding teeth sleeping etc?
Pediatric Neurologis: If possible I would recommend that you see a Pediatric Neurologist that can fully evaluate your son and develop a treatment plan. If this is not possible outside of the States, it may be appropriate for you to come to a Childrens medical center here for a thorough evalution. A diagnosis is a first step, a comprehensive care plan would be the ultimatley goal however. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If front 2 teeth used to be longer in front and bottom teeth rest behind them. Would dent grind 2 teeth bc of small chip and bonded 1 tooth unlock tmj?
Maybe: There is more and more research in the last 10 years indicating the bite has little to do with the tmj. If your TMJ is locked changing your bite will not help and by locked i assume you mean you can't get your mouth open. To unlock a bite, the jaw may need manipulation with possible anesthesia either in the joint or systemically. I would suggest seeing aa dentist who can diagnose the problem. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: To prevent tooth movement mouth guard would have to be constructed so that both upper and lower teeth are firmly held during activity. Their design is to prevent tooth tooth damage and concussion, not to retain teeth. Talk to your Orthodontist about time in mouth guard vas time in retainers. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: A nightguard is a very sensitive splint that must be 'balanced' perfectly so that there are no interferences with your upper or lower teeth. The teeth that fit against the acrylic must all articulate at the same time or it may very well change your bite. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers