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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 2 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
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 2 more doctor answers
Jaw makes a clicking sound when opening and closing mouth. Also pain behind left ear when biting down on something. What could it be?
Jaw clicking: most likely a condition called TMJ. better see your dentist ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am having a mouth problem and i want you to help me. I am biting my lip, my cheek, my tonge. Do i need a spacer or something because it really hurt?
Help is near you: At your local dentist. Call your local dentist who can examine your bite and see if a little recontouring solves your problem. ...Read more
I been biting my self inside the mouth all over and it doesn't hurt have been doing it for years can't seem to stop seem to like the blood. What is it?
Bad habit: Whether it is cheek and/or lip biting (like you) or nail biting, hair twirling, or any other habit, people often do these things initially to relieve stress. After a while they can "take a life of their own" and become a habit. Bad habits are hard to break and some people find professional counseling helpful in developing strategies to break a habit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My mouth was numb i ended up biting the inside of my cheek and now a bit of flesh is hanging off of it. How long till it heals? How to ease the pain?
Healing: The mucosa of the mouth heals itself very well , but you also have to stop causing the irritation. For the pain you can take ibuprophen or Acetaminophen or even use ora gel to numb it. It will usually remodel itself aver a short time a week or more. If the flap is very big you may want to see your dentist. ...Read more
Many things: An "abscess" is a localized collection of inflammatory cells in response to an infection. It may present with pain, swelling, fever and a general "unwell" feeling. With that being said, pain in the lower jaw can be indicative of many things from soft tissue infection, dental problems or muscle/bone pain. See a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
I have a cluster of white spots on the roof of my mouth. I also have a bad habit of biting my cheeks. Could this be leukoplakia? Or something else?
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