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How does biting down onto something like mouth guard help with pain?

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 more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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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

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 more

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How can buxim (teeth grinding, biting, & clenching) at night be helped without the use of a mouth guard? (sensory issues... Guard would prevent sleep)

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 more

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My mouth is painful when i open it wide&really painful when biting down, feels like my mouth is swelling. Could this be wisdom teeth coming in? Im 21

My mouth is painful when i open it wide&really painful when biting down, feels like my mouth is swelling. Could this be wisdom teeth coming in? Im 21

Possible: If your wisdom tooth is only partially erupted, then there is a flap of gum tissue that can easily get irritated and infected causing pain and swelling. The other possibility is that it could be TMJ syndrome. You should be evaluated by your dentist. ...Read more

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Random swollen painful gums over 2 teeth causing extreme pain to side of mouth. Area looks red and feels bruised when biting down?

Random swollen painful gums over 2 teeth causing extreme pain to side of mouth. Area looks red and feels bruised when biting down?

INFECTION: What you describe is characteristic of a dental infection, most likely from the death of the nerves and tissues within the tooth or teeth. These types of situations can go downhill very vast and even spread to other areas of the body causing very serious complications so get an appointment with a dentist ASAP! If your face swells or you get a fever, and you can't get to a dentist, consider ER ! ...Read more

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Pain when biting down on teeth while eating. Especially when foods are slippery like kimchi. Dont feel a solid grip on these foods but i was ok before?

Pain when biting down on teeth while eating. Especially when foods are slippery like kimchi. Dont feel a solid grip on these foods but i was ok before?

Difficult to say: Have you had trauma to mouth area? If not it could be wisdom teeth every prong causing slight movement that affects your bite. You also might be grinding at night and have altered the normal bite with wear. See your dentist for x-ray eval, eval for grinding & possible minor bite adjustment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from biting down on your lip too hard?

Is it possible to die from biting down on your lip too hard?

It would be very: Unlikely to die from biting one's lip. However, if an infection developed in that area, that went untreated - theoretically it might lead to death. This is all not likely to occur. ...Read more

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My tongue is bruised on both sides from biting down on it while I'm unaware. how can I stop this?

My tongue is bruised on both sides from biting down on it while I'm unaware.  how can I stop this?

Visit a dentist: go to your Dentist or ortho dentist to get a consultation. you will benefit from getting your occlusal corrected. It is aligning your teeth and jaw to make sure that you don't over hit or over bite ...Read more

Analgesia (Definition)

Analgesia is the decrease or absence of pain sensibility without a loss of consciousness. Experiencing pain relief may happen without a person ...Read more


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Mouth Guard (Definition)

Protective appliances that fit on the teeth , used to control harmful habits such as ...Read more