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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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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

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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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 more

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What can be done to stop biting the inside of my mouth?

What can be done to stop biting the inside of my mouth?

Conscious effort: No miracles or making potions here. It requires a conscious effort. It's nothing more than a bad habit. Stress and anxiety can be a strong contributing factor. Try to reduce your stress and if necessary and if it's too overwhelming for you to handle, consult with a therapist. ...Read more

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Cheek biting effect inside of mouth?

Cheek biting effect inside of mouth?

Scarring: Chronic cheek biting will lead to a callous or scar effect on the cheek. It may feel like a little soft lump and may have a whitish discoloration. It has no permanent dysfunction that I am aware of. ...Read more

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What should I do with the sores in my mouth from biting my cheek?

What should I do with the sores in my mouth from biting my cheek?

Find out why : The sores will probably heal and go away when you quit biting your cheek. See a dentist to determine why you are biting your cheek. It could be due to stress, your teeth not fitting together properly, or in rare cases due to a nerve problem. Until you can see a dentist, rinse with warm salt water or peroxyl mouthrinse. ...Read more

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How to stop biting my tongue or the inside of my mouth when eating?

Chew slower: Sounds simple, but slow down. Once an area has trauma, it is swollen and becomes much easier to re-injure. Take your time and take it easy. ...Read more

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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