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Involuntary Grinding Or Clenching Of The Teeth
What are some reasons for teeth grinding at night? Does being overweight contribute somehow? Any natural way to stop the involuntary habit?
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Neurological problem: You may have a neurological problem and I would suggest seeing a neurologist to determine the cause. Unless it is from cold air... ...Read more
I don't know: There is no way of knowing with this type of abbreviated question. You will want to consult with your dentist to get a good answer. ...Read more
I am experiencing some rather violent sensations in my chest, mouth, and head. Until recently, I was for three experiencing constant involuntary body movements in my legs, feet, abdomen, and mouth, but not in my head. A week ago I started taking Amantad
Side effect of: Amantadin perhapse. But true Seizure captivity needs to be ruled pit. Therefore you need to contact your neurologist as ap. ...Read more
I am experiencing constant, repetitive, involuntary movements and twitches in my mouth, stomach, abdomen, and legs. Have anxiety & depress. Take med?
For two years I have been experiencing constant involuntary movements of my body: head, mouth, jaw, stomach, abdomen, and legs. They are accompanied by restlessness and agitation.?
See Neurologist: Could be onset of a neurologic problem or side effects of medications or potentially a sleep problem albeit less likely. Were you ever on anti-psychotic medications? Usually these sort of side effects occur only if still taking certain types of meds, not if they have been stopped. However, a few rare cases have been reported to occur years later. ...Read more
What are possible causes of involuntary muscle twitching of the face? Particularly the mouth? No previous history.
Hemifacial spasm: Hemifacial spasm is an involuntary twitching of the facial muscles. Usually around the eye and corner of the mouth. It is thought to be caused by an artery that compresses the seventh cranial nerve. Treatment begins with medications to calm the nerve irritation. Botoxin injections is the next option and surgical microvascular decompression of the seventh nerve is performed for intractable spasms. ...Read more
Grandma (88) has developed involuntary mouth movements - (tongue pushes out lower lip) from taking antipsychotics. Discontinue or lower dose?
Tardive dyskinesia: These movements in your grandma's mouth may be tardive dyskinesia, which is common in elderly women on antipsychotics like risperidone. It's very unfortunate, but reducing the dose may increase the movements at least temporarily. Please talk with her psychiatrist about this; assessing her psychotic symptoms is important in making therapeutic changes. I'm so sorry she's experiencing this. ...Read more
Are some mild involuntary head and mouth movements normal in elderly, (89) or are they only caused by medications like Seroquel (quetiapine)?
Involuntary movement: Are likely extrapyramidal symptoms from effects anti psychotic medications. Have psychiatric / movement disorder specialist evaluation as other CNs conditions can lead to involuntary movement ...Read more
My uncle recently began to have involuntary movements of the arms, legs, feet and mouth (like a breathing fish) with movements of tongue inside mouth?
Bruxing: You may not know if you grind your teeth during the night but your dentist can tell by the wear, recesion, sensitive teeth and muscles. Your partner may hear you grind your teeth. You may also have sleep apnea if you grind your teeth during the night. Are you tired alot, have high blood pressure, acid reflux, overwieght, snore? These are some of the symptoms of sleep apnea. Ger evaluated. ...Read more
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Appliance therapy: Your dentist can make you an appliance that will sometimes assist in breaking the habit of grinding. The other benefit of the appliance is to prevent damage to your teeth as you attempt to clench and grind. Reducing the stress in your life can sometimes be a factor if you find your grinding and clenching has escalated. ...Read more
Depends on severity: There are many types of mouthguards for grinding and clenching. Over the counter ones actually may be too thick and throw the muscles into more spasms. Dentists can make custom made, well fitting mouthguards, either upper or lower (i like the lower ones.) the guards can be made of soft plastic or hard acrylic...Depends on severity of grinding. For daytime clenching, other types are indicated. ...Read more
Most: Like in any medical field, many dentists have something they emphasize in their practice. Unlike medicine however, there are not as many specialities in dentistry--only 6 and some sub-specialities. Some general dentists study treatment of grinding/clenching, while others study other treatment / condition. Most dentist can tell, but how soon a dentist catches the "signs" depends on their training. ...Read more
Nothing: Nightime teeth clenching/grinding is called nocturnal parafunctional bruxism and is considered one of many sleep disturbances called parasomnias. Everyone does this at night during normal partial arousals from sleep or during transitions between wakefulness and sleep. The best way to manage the negative effects of bruxism is with a nightime devise or nightguard. ...Read more
You cannot: Teeth grinding or brutism is a central neurologic phenomenon. The only thing we can do is to manage its effects by nighttime bite devises. You can tell by its damaging effects on the surfaces and edges of your teeth and often by the deep notches and receding of your gums. ...Read more
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 more
Structural damage: Sleep bruxism is a parafunctional activity that occurs in nearly all people. It is simply night-time clenching or grinding of the teeth. Bruxism can cause significant damage to the teeth and tmj. It can be reponsible for tension type headache pain. It is best managed with a custom fitted nightime splint that if designed well can minimize or eliminate all of these effects. ...Read more
Wear facet: Grinding/clenching of the teeth will eventually wearing out the opposing enamel and creating the wear facet. The increasing of the size of the wear facet, as observed by the patient and by the dentist will definitely dictate the mandatory treatment of the malocclusion. This is the case where it should or must be treated to preserve the dentition. ...Read more
Bruxism, or teeth clenching/ grinding that occur only one night, can cause any issues? I had once 1 month back. No issues after that.
Can your enamel wear thin on teeth due to grinding on a invisalign type of retainer. I already have thin tooth enamel due to severe grinding&clenching?
Don't grind teeth @ night. No pain or issues but bottom front tooth pushing out a bit. Did the few times I clenched teeth while under stress cause it?
No: A short lived clenching habit will not cause problems. However, most patients are unaware of these habits and often have them longer or to a greater degree than they are aware of. Other dental issues (such as periodontal disease), tongue thrust, etc. Can also play a contributory role. ...Read more
Why you clench and grind is not always obvious. However, Bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching) is very often a stress-related habit, but can also, be related to a bad bite. In addition, many people who brux at night also grind and/or clench during the day.
You should discuss this with your dentist, or a dentist who treats bruxism, to discover why and to suggest treatment options. ...Read more
Bruxism is often a stress-related habit. It is also often caused by a bad bite, and it is common with sleep disorders.
Treatment is dependent on the cause of the bruxism. See your dentist, or a dentist who specializes in bruxism, for an examination, diagnosis and treatment recommendation. ...Read more
Clenching and grinding teeth is called bruxism. It is often done during sleep. The effects of bruxism include chronic headaches and migraines, poor sleep, sore jaws, worn and fractured teeth.
Bruxism is a habit that is often caused by stress.
A common, non-invasive treatment is a nightguard, made by your dentist. ...Read more