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Grindng Teeth Is It Always Brusim Or Seizues
TMJ TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. TMJ may refer pain to other areas, causing a headache, earache, jaw pain, neck pain and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation. They are the expert in this field. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 tooth hurts, because I have lost a temporary filling. It is causing teeth pain. It feels like, when you drink something cold. Is it dangerous?
Infection: If the tooth becomes infected (abscessed) it could be dangerous. You MUST have temporary filling replaced as soon as possible to seal off the opening into the tooth. Note the word "temporary." That means just a few weeks, not months or years. Please call your Dentist before your chronic problem becomes an acute problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Was headbutted on mouth by toddler, no pains or aches. Tooth feels completely normal.I heard a tooth will die if it gets trauma, is that true?
I had right side tooth, cheek and head pain. Dentist said no problem with teeth, root or nerve. It is because of stress.Now only filling tooth is pain?
What is the ?: What is causing the pain? Could be stress. To relieve stress we often grind our teeth, usually picking on one tooth. Could be a cracked tooth. Cracks are hard to diagnose, are not seen on x- rays. Could be from sinus infection. Common enough this time of year. How long has this pain been going on? Did you have a filling recently? What makes the pain feel better or worse? Answers would be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have slight movement or wobble in your front teeth when pressure is applied? I have crowded teeth.
Normal movement?: I have had patients say their teeth are loose when in fact there is slight normal movement while others do not seek treatment for very loose teeth with obvious problems. This needs to be seen and evaluated by a trained professional-namely your own dentist. Call and make that appointment so you know for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does it matter if i wear a bite guard against tmd? I probably still grind and cause TMJ problems. It could also mess up my teeth i feel (soft one tho)
My dentist says I should have dental prophylaxis every 6 months.Is it convenient to do this so often? Would´nt it damage gums and dental enamel?
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Left side pain under the jaw.. Is it because i clench my teeth and also forgot to wear mouthguard or is it imaybe i may be having lump?
Most people clench and/or grind their teeth, it seems. So, i suppose that there is a lot of gum recession issues out there?
Wrong assumptions: I'm not convinced that most people clench and grind, and even if they do, these habits can contribute to gingival recession but do not necessarily guarantee damage. There are people who grind and do not have recession, and those that don't and do have recession. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chipped a very small piece off the tip of my canine tooth. The dentist said to fix it would be to grind it down even more and cap it. Is this right?
Some problem exists: Eating meat specifically is really no more likely to cause tooth pain although it might be getting caught between your teeth more. As this is not normal you likely have some tooth or gum problem. See your dentist to determine what's wrong and what needs to be done to fix it. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Is it true biting your cheeks cause mouth cancer? I do it on accident couple times when chewing gums because of my.Back molars
No.: Mouth cancer is caused most by alcohol and tobacco use, including smoking and chewing/smokeless tobacco. This usually presents by 50 years of age, and in the form of non-healing ulcers that can be painful. Teenagers might get it if they are particularly susceptable and do a lot of smoking, drinking alcohol, and chewing tobacco. Biting your cheeks should be discouraged, but it does not do this. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My knee makes grinding n popping n crunching noises. Sometimes it has fever n is sore. Is it dangerous.
Check with orthopedi: Could be degenerative or arthritic.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could cause involuntary hand clenching? I've noticed that my husband is repetitively clenching his hands (in and open, clench. Open, clench pattern). When i point it out to him, he is always unaware that he is doing it. It is very possible/likely th
You : You say "involuntary", but from your description it sounds like he does it on purpose, but just isn't aware he is doing it. He might be responding to numbness or cramping in the hand from a nerve issue. If he has numbness, dexterity issues, or any other problems, it's worth having a look. The best current evidence is that carpal tunnel syndrome is structural and genetic, just like the color of your eyes or the age at which your hair turns grey. The idea that carpal tunnel syndrome was related to activities such as typing was at least overstated, and might turn out to be a myth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a slightly chipped tooth something to worry about? I had a canine tooth very slightly chipped while playing basketball. There has been no pain or numbness since then, but i would like to know if I should go to the dentist anyway?
Since : Since your tooth sustained trauma, it behooves you to go to the dentist to have it looked at and establish a base line. Changes can and will happen over time. If there are problems, you will not see them for a few days or even weeks. Taking an x ray and photos right after an injury is key. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it "normal" to have minor chipping of teeth (molar)? The top edges of my back molar seems to have some minor chipping, evidenced by "rough" feel when i move my tongue over the tooth. Is this normal? My dentist hasn't said anything... I brush 2x daily,
Hi! When ever I talk or chew it feels like something in my ear moves, or "pops"...my wisdom tooth is also coming in but this pop thing is new?
Possible TMJ issue: Sounds like you may be developing a TMJ ( jaw joint) issue. These have a tendency to appear in the female population usually around puberty, but can occur later. I would recommend an occlusion (how your teeth fit) review from your dentist or an orthodontist to see if there is a dental fit problem, which commonly accompanies or can be the cause. Avoid challenging foods until you have and exam. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can impacted wisdom teeth cause discomfort in other teeth/gums.Inflamed not infected.Feels like my bite is off. Clench teeth at night sometimes?
Definitely, yes: Sometimes wisdom teeth are valuable asset when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned, cause discomfort in other teeth, painful and require removal. The removal of wisdom teeth is one of the most common procedures. See a dentist for evaluation, x-rays and treatment if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer