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How Does Biting Down Onto Something Like Mouth Guard Help With Pain
Night Guard: First, there is a difference between a Mouth\Sports Guard which is used to protect the teeth from traumatic injury & a Night Guard\Bruxism appliance. Only if pain is as a result of bruxism, overclosure, parafunctional habits, etc. can it reduce or eliminate the associated pain. It's aim is to reduce stress & pressure on the teeth, supporting periodontal structures & muscles & joints. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Get a Nightguard: Daytime teeth grinding is a habit which can be reduced, like any other. But it's not easy. You have to constantly remind yourself to keep your teeth slightly apart. Night-time grinding cannot be stopped. It's a permanent pattern in your brainstem. You need a good nightguard. Otc appliances rarely work & often cause more pain. Have your dentist recommend /make the proper nightguard for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bad habit of biting my cheeks. This has made them sore & cut inside. As well as warm salt water, what else can I use to help heal them?.
Clozapine, drooling. I wake up drowning in my own saliva. This can't go on. Please suggest anything OTC that can help with drooling.
Drooling: Side effects can be medically managed. Talk to your doctor about medications to combat the side effects. ...Read more
Soft splint: No, soft splints do not realign teeth/jaws. For that you need to see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Soft splints best used as athletic mouthguard to reduce risk of concussion and damage to teeth. Hard saints more effective at preventing damage from clenching/grinding and balancing of the bite. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain in jaw TMJ one side, hurts and is hard to fully bite down. Triggered by grinding teeth and eating hard things. Better with rest. Should I see Dr?
How can I treat this:I keep moving my jaw laterally daytime unintended until something pops out in the TMJ, it hurts and sounds like sand afterwards.
TMD Dentist: Find a dentist with extensive training and experience treating patients with TMD|TMJ symptoms. There are many conservative treatment modalities to resolve these issues and prevent even more serious complications down the road. It needs to be properly evaluated as to cause in order to suggest appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can't stop biting inside of lips mouth guard too big to wear at work call center would Invisalign help me stop? it's anxiety and am on meds
Probably not: Discuss your problem with your Dentist oran Orthodontist. There are many barrier alliances that may be effective, but Invisalign will not prevent lip biting. Important to address the cause of your problem. Seek care from mental health practitioner, particularly a behavior therapist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Front roof of mouth has been throbbing for a day and hurts to push on, front teeth and lower nose ache as well. Teeth look good, no sores or anything.
White fillings: Yes, if the gaps are reasonable , a trained dentist could do bondings or the white fillings to close the gaps. Consult with a dentist who does cosmetics dentistry. Other options are available as well if the white fillings don't work for you. Hope that helps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have constant pain in my gums and teeth. can cinnamon and honey be mixed together to help ease the pain? or can I try something else
Ineffective: Rather than trying to mask the pain, better to determine the cause. Once cause has been established it can be properly treated. Your pain may indicate tooth abscess and/or gum disease. These infections do not self-cure, and can be extremely invasive and dangerous. Face it, you need to see a Dentist. Take advantage of his/her thousands of hours of training and years of experience. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it ok to bit into apples, corn on the cobb or hard grinders with veneers or bonding? Or should you cut them up and chew them with your back teeth?
What happens when you heat your teeth? Through molding it with heated rubber, can it cause the teeth to crack or melt?
Kill nerve: Severe temperature change, if long enough, can cause the nerve (pulp) in a tooth to die. Normally, if you are molding an otc mouthpiece/mouthguard, the length of time that the temperature is elevated would not possibly cause harm, but i would suggest a custom made mouthpiece from your dentist. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Got dentures..Not much room in mouth fit them best that they could feels like I have a mouthful and can't relax it, swallow spit talk with them in why?
I have constant pain In my gums and teeth. can cinnamon and honey be mixed together to ease the pain or can I try something else?
I go for running everyday 40 minutes. Should I breathe through nose or mouth or both. If I breath through mouth can it cause protrusion of teeth?
My shoulder blade area hurts from propping myself up on my elbow. I'm breaking the habit, but need to know what kind of exercises can help.
Shoulder exercises: Why would you keep doing something that causes pain?? GOOGLE Shouder exercises Start slow and build up ...Read more
I have OSA (use CPAP) & wake up with horrible pain in my top front teeth from tongue pushing hard against them all night. Can this cause root damage?
Needs to be checked: Pain in the teeth may have many causes. The tongue itself can not damage the teeth but this may be a sign of teeth grinding (bruxism) which is quite common in apneic patients. There also may be an issue with how your CPAP mask is fitting. You should talk to a dentist, preferably one with experience treating sleep apnea patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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