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Involuntary Grinding Or Clenching Of The Teeth
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Grinding teeth: 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Clenching: Yes....You can damage the tm joint by chronic clenching if its during the day....Make an real attempt to not do it if at night.....You must get a lower niteguard to help protect your teeth and the joint dont mess with this....It can be serious see your dentist asap. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Night guard: Is the most effective appliance for tmj. Intraoral occlusal appliance therapy may offer a noninvasive adjunctive method of managing teeth grinding. It is designed to provide a stable occlusal posture by creating contacts between the occlusal surface of the appliance and opposing teeth. Rec.: see a dentist for thorough evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does clenching teeth cause deeper valleys and opposed to grinding teeth which causes flattening? Molars
The facts: Nothing that you do or don't do will cause deeper valleys in your teeth. Clenching will also not have effect on tooth anatomy. Tooth grinding will flatten teeth as the enamel is worn away. If you have any of these issues, discuss possible ways to limit the harmful effects of bruxism on your teeth, gums and jaw joints. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can dental work like bonding and grinding of rigged teeth cause tmj, sleep apnea, problems with epiglottis, tongue enlargement, suffocation?
Bonding: And other dental work can sometimes create a slight malocclusion, which can lead to TMJ symptoms in predisposed individuals. All of the other symptoms you mentioned have absolutely no cause & effect relationship with dental bonding and enamaloplasty of teeth - outside of an acute allergic reaction to something used during treatment. Have those other issues worked up by internist & sleep med doc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can teeth clenching at night cause teeth sensitivity to hot and coldness around the gum line or just the biting surfaces?
Can loss of front and bottom teeth height contribute to tmj, tongue enlargement, and posterior crossbite from clenching. ?
Yes and ...: A relationship exists between how your teeth fit together, how your joints and muscles are able to function, how the head works with the neck and other actions such as swallowing and breathing. When a patient loses his/her teeth something has to give. This can be bite, tmj, sleep problems and a host of other aspects. Treatments need to restore all of these to be effective or pain will result. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can obstructive sleep apnea be caused by complications from psychiatric medications or dentist grinding of teeth which may change jaw face or tonguesi?
OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea is not influenced by minor dental adjustments . It can be affected by medications that are sedative like in nature. If you have sleep apnea, you should ask your doctor if your medications will affect your underlying condition. Most docs would be very receptive to your concerns and will help you with your questions. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Bruxism guard/cavity: Wearing a bruxism mouthguard will not cause cavities. There is no such thing as a "sudden onslaught of multiple cavities." decay develops over time. The exceptions to this are people undergoing head/neck radiation, meth addicts, and people with sjogren's syndrome (chronic dry mouth). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is the cause of my TMJ mostly due to cartilage/bone wear (from chewing gum, etc) or from tired muscles?
TMJ pain: The most common cause of TMJ disfunction/pain is bruxism (chronic teeth grinding and/or clenching). Other common causes are a bad bite and injury to the joint. See your dentist, or a dentist who specializes in tmd, for an examination, diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Can stress induced clenching of the teeth and strained jaw muscles lead to swollen glands in the neck?
No: If you have swollen glands in your neck you have a head or neck infection. You need to see dentist about your bruxism, and to be checked for tooth or gum infection. You need to see physician to be checked for ear/throat infection. Stress, clenching, grinding, are not infections but need to be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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