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How long before a night guard for bruxism can reduce jaw pain? My dentist had a night guard made for me to stop my bruxism and jaw pain a week ago, but I still have jaw pain when I wake up in the morning. How long does it take for the pain to go away? .

How long before a night guard for bruxism can reduce jaw pain? My dentist had a night guard made for me to stop my bruxism and jaw pain a week ago, but I still have jaw pain when I wake up in the morning. How long does it take for the pain to go away? .

Should be better: My patients typically see improvements within 24 hours. If they don't I start thinking about changing the appliance, is my patient really bruxing, and other alternatives.
I am assuming you have the correct design because only 2 out of over 100 designs reduce clenching and the others have no effect or increase bruxing. ...Read more

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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How long does it take for my bruxism night guard to alleviate the jaw pain?

How long does it take for my bruxism night guard to alleviate the jaw pain?

Depends: How severe is your tmj/tmd? Is it muscle or myofacial pain you're experiencing. Is your bite way off? Do you have parafunctional habits... Sometimes, simply just having a guard or splint is not enough. Check with your dentist or TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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When I wake up in the morning, the left side of my jaw hurts. What could be causing this?

When I wake up in the morning, the left side of my jaw hurts. What could be causing this?

See DDS first: First see your dentist to rule out any dental etiology. If the results are negative, you may be referred to your MD for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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After I wake up either from a nap or a full nights rest if I try to eat or yawn my jaw hurts! What could this be?

After I wake up either from a nap or a full nights rest if I try to eat or yawn my jaw hurts! What could this be?

Bruxism & fatigue: You are probably grinding your teeth while you sleep. Ask your dentist to make you a soft night gaurd and try it for a week. Ibuprofen helps as well! 800mg before you sleep should relieve some of the inflammation! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why did I wake up with jaw pain? Sore on the sides by the hinges, hurts to press on the areas and when I chew or open my mouth wide

Why did I wake up with jaw pain? Sore on the sides by the hinges, hurts to press on the areas and when I chew or open my mouth wide

Possible joint: It sounds like you may have a possible TMJ problem. The best way is to check with your dentist. Sometimes you grind at night (may be a sleep disturbance), but pain indicates something is wrong. If there is clicking or noise in the joints you may have a joint dysfunction and pain on palpation may indicate a ligament problem, but check with your dentist for help or a referral. ...Read more

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My jaw has popped on occasion most of my life. Recently started c-pap and full mask. When I wake up my jaw hurts and is out of socket. I have to open mouth very wide and then it Pops back in. Feedback?

My jaw has popped on occasion most of my life. Recently started c-pap and full mask. When I wake up my jaw hurts and is out of socket. I have to open mouth very wide and then it Pops back in. Feedback?

TMJ: It appears that your CPAP mask is aggravating an underlying TMJ problem. See a dentist trained in TMJ for an evaluation. This could be a prostodontist, oral surgeon or your general dentist if knowledgable in TMJ and sleep apnea. Changing your mask may help put your jaw in a healthier position during sleep. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts when I chew and its tightening/ why is that?

My jaw hurts when I chew and its tightening/ why is that?

Tmj: LIkely TMJ dysfunction. Can be a complicated problem. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Does stress cause jaw hurts?

Does stress cause jaw hurts?

It can, in a way: Stress doesn't cause jaw pain. However, it often does cause one to clench or grind the teeth, which puts stress on the teeth, jaw, and jaw joints and can cause pain in those areas. Most clenching/grinding occurs at night while sleeping, so one is unaware it is happening. See a dentist to see if nighttime grinding might be the cause of your jaw pain, or if there is another cause (like infection). ...Read more

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If my jaw hurts does it mean I have a cavity?

No: There are other things besides for cavities which can cause jaw pain. See your dentist to evaluate the source of the pain. ...Read more

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My right jaw hurts when I yawn and I don't know why?

My right jaw hurts when I yawn and I don't know why?

May be TMJ: Your jaw joint (TMJ) may be inflammed. Eat soft food, no gum chewing, head pad to area, try anti-inflammatory like motrin. If persists, see your dentist or doctor. ...Read more

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Whenever I take ecstasy, my jaw hurts afterwards. How can I prevent this?

Don't take: Ecstasy. .. It's illegal & potentially harmful. ...Read more

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Fell off my swivel chair and now my jaw hurts! Help! I'm in a lot of pain!?

See OS: See an oral surgeon for the evaluation and imaging (panoramic x-ray, cbct) to rule out any potential bone or teeth fracture. If cleared by os. It is a post-traumatic pain jaw/muscle pain. See pcp for the conservative treatment: moist heat, physical therapy, spray and stretch. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts really bad and it pops when I open it, what should I do for this?

See dentist: You need to see a dentist to have this evaluated and then proper treatment can be performed to reduce pain. You might need some physical therapy as well as some sort of tooth guard, but the diagnosis needs to be established before treatment can begin. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts and will hardly open after a car wreck 1 yr ago. Drs saw no problem in my x-ray. What is wrong?

My jaw hurts and will hardly open after a car wreck 1 yr ago. Drs saw no problem in my x-ray. What is wrong?

TMJ: TMJ problem. See a TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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My jaw hurts n some time pops and it hurts so bad that I can't open it al the way. Could I jave a miss alinement in my jaw?

TMJ: It sounds like you have something called temprolmandibular disorder. You should see a dentist that treats this disorder. ...Read more

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I don't have jaw pain in the morning when I wake up, but as the morning progresses, so does the pain....Tmj? The pain is only on the right side

I don't have jaw pain in the morning when I wake up, but as the morning progresses, so does the pain....Tmj? The pain is only on the right side

Could be: To really get an answer to this you'll need an exam to evaluate your bite, muscles of mastication, joint anatomy and other imaging. Exploration of your stress levels and even sleep posture may come up as well, tmd is very multi-faceted. Get to a tmd-aware dentist for a work-up. ...Read more

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I've had a TMJ disorder for several years and I've lately been experiencing pain & grinding noises on the left side of my jaw. Hurts to chew. Help!

I've had a TMJ disorder for several years and I've lately been experiencing pain & grinding noises on the left side of my jaw. Hurts to chew. Help!

See OFP specialist: TMJ disorder is a complex medical condition, therefore, it's a good idea to see an Orofacial Pain specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. They are experts in TMJ disorder. ...Read more

Night Guard (Definition)

Night guard is used to separate teeth, it will help patient that ...Read more