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Loose Teeth Caused By Night Guard Or Grinding
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
Can I reverse damage caused by bruxism? I've been grinding my teeth for years, but did not get a night guard until two years ago. My front bottom teeth especially are ground down and smaller than they used to be. Is there anything that can be done to rebu
Yes: Depending on the damage it can be expensive to repair but it is repairable. The methods used depend on the damage. ...Read more
I m 29yrs taking telma 40mg daily for bp, also use night guard to avoid tooth grind, for last 1 month sometimes I can not speak for some second. Cause?
May be you have Jaw: You can not speak is because your jaw is getting luck? If this is an issue, try to find a neuromuscular dentist in your area and have them evaluate your bite and your tmj. ...Read more
Will a store-bought night guard work if I can't afford a custom one? I need a night guard to protect my teeth against grinding, but my insurance won't cover any of the cost of a custom one, and I also can't afford to pay it. In a pinch, can I just get one
NO: Bruxism is the term for this and it indicates as surely as anything can that the limbic system of the brain is in a marginal metabolic state. The easiest way to cause this is through a diet that is filles with "empty calories" partularly sweets. Look at my blog entitled "oxygen the spark of life" which you can google. ...Read more
Dentist made: The best brux guard is fabricated by a dentist and either on the top or bottom jaws are equally effective. However, if you have pain during the day from clenching, then a bottom brux guard can be worn with minimal speech impediments. ...Read more
Short-lived habit: For most kids this habit is short-lived. The vast majority will outgrow it by age 7 and no treatment or night guards are needed. ...Read more
Night Guards: There are so many types of night guard appliances which are designed to meet the individual and unique needs of the patient as well as a patient's tolerance. This is a question for you and your dentist to explore. Keep in mind that the time it takes to get used to an appliance, varies from person to person. ...Read more
No: Anything tiny and non-toxic that is small enough to be ground off a guard by teeth activity, if undigestable, will pass harmless through your GI tract and be eliminated in your stool. Don't give it a second thought. ...Read more
When you grind your teeth just at night when you are sleeping do you have to wear a night guard all your life?
Hi, I had a night guard given to me for grinding my in my sleep, but more teeth are loosening. (when I bite down). Any ideas why? Thanks.
If I grind my teeth at night, can I use invisalign? I've ground my teeth at night for a long time, and have a night guard. I would like to get my teeth straightened, hopefully with invisalign, but don't know if i'd be able to wear the night guard and alig
Be careful: Invisalign is only about half as effective as braces in the hands of a qualified orthodontic specialist. In the hands of gp, less so. And it's usually more expensive. Your grinding may indicate a number of different occlusal problems. Don't be fooled by tv advertising. Go see an orthodontist for a qualified opinion. Make a decision based on your personal need, not on the hardware. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do to stop grinding my teeth other than getting a night guard? I grind my teeth, and my dentist says I need a night guard, but my insurance won't cover any of it and I can't afford it. Is there anything else I can do that might sto
Botox: Consult with neurologist or your dentist for some trigger point injection or Botox injection. ...Read more
Not Recommended: A mouthguard that is made for sports is big and bulky and not fitted to the opposing teeth so can do more harm than good when used when unconscious (sleeping). It is usually made of a soft plastic material that will oftentimes make you want to clench and grind more. You should have a custom hard nightguard (splint) made by your dentist that he/she will be able to customize the bite. ...Read more
How long are custom night guards made to last? I've had my night guard to prevent me grinding my teeth for four years now, and it's becoming misshapen. My dentist hasn't said anything about it needing to be replaced, but i'd like to know how long these th
Depends: The guard is taking the brunt of the bruxism abuse. So, yes, your guard will naturally wear away in time, . .. Holes, in them, when they are worn through and through is a good indication that you need a new one. Or, if you have muscle pain, bite pain, or other issues, you need to check with your dentist on types of guards or orthotics you should have. ...Read more
How does one wear a night guard for preventing grinding of teeth and still use a cpak for sleep apnea?
Yes, but: Yes, but complex. Use of 2 devices must be coordinated. Best treatment - see a dentist with expertise in TMJ disorders and dental sleep medicine. ...Read more
My dentist made a custom night guard for my teeth grinding. How do I know if it fits properly? It feels like its pressing front teeth back
Check with dentist: Your appliance should fit snug and be retentive, but it shouldn't make your teeth feel the way you're explaining. Double check with your dentist, may just need adjustment... ...Read more
Last night, I wore a new night guard for my teeth grinding. I woke up with dizziness and a little nauseau. Are these symptoms from night guard?
Possible?: Yu might be grinding a lot with the introduction of this new mouth guard to your mouth. Monitor for the next few days, if it doesn't get better slowly, consult your doctor. ...Read more
Used to grind teeth when younger in sleep. Now 20, and started when wisdom tooth grows. Whn bite down feels like a weird sensation? Why? Night guard?
Can children wear night guards? Our seven year old son grinds his teeth at night, and I've worn a night guard for bruxism for many years as an adult. Do they have the same things for kids, and if so, do they have to always get new ones due to growth? .
Many children grind their teeth. It is normal, and is a part of jaw and muscle development. It I also our bodies' reaction to stress, and as a parent, you know that growing up is stressful.
Follow the advise of dr. Davantzis: lots of love and regular visits to the pediatric dentist are exactly what the doctor ordered.
dr. Zev kaufman. ...Read more
Is bruxism ever cured? My dentist told me I'm grinding my teeth and will need a night guard. Once diagnosed with bruxism, is it something that i'll have for the rest of my life, or does it ever go away? .
Good question: There are many reasons for bruxism, it can be from stress or from a bad -parafunctional malocclusion bite problem, or from bad dreams, airway issues, --- you even brux, clench when you do weight lifting at the gym... There are so many factors... Just remember attrition, if a river can carve the grand canyon, your teeth will definitely wear away in time without protection. ...Read more
How long is a night guard supposed to last? I've had my night guard for teeth grinding for a little over two years, but it already seems to be not fitting right and slipping out of my mouth. Is two years a normal amount of time before having to get a new
A properly made, hard, night guard, designed for bruxing/clenching should last for about 5 years. The acrylic material is designed for that. However there are people who will go thorough it at a much faster rate.
You must go back to your dentist, have it inspected, and have it replaced as needed. ...Read more
I sleep with a night guard because I grind my teeth. Woke up in the middle of the night with it in my hand. How do I prevent taking it out unconsciously?
Make sure: Make sure it fits tight, otherwise you may have to have it remade. It should require a very conscious effort to remove it. Get it checked out by your dentist. ...Read more
How long will take a night guard to fix the pain I have in the morning? I just got a night guard two weeks ago due to grinding my teeth, and i'd like to know how long I can expect it to be before I don't wake up with a sore jaw or headache in the morning
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
Is there any way to fix teeth worn down by bruxism? The front teeth on the bottom of my mouth have been quite worn down by grinding my teeth. I now have a night guard, so it should at least put a stop to it, but I'm wondering if there's anything I can to
This is a great question! And a complicated answer. Yes, your teeth can be restored, but due to all of your grinding over the years, you've probably worn down alot of your back teeth, too.
To create some space to make your lower (and possibly upper) front teeth longer, your dentist will also need to make your posterior (back) teeth taller. Dentists call this "opening the bite". Your dentist will be trying to increase your vertical dimension to give him/her room to work.
I'm not sure what the condition of your posterior teeth are, but as you can see, your request might involve a bit of restorative work. You may need crowns plus root canals and posts, so an extensive exam with radiographs would be necessary to properly treatment plan you. ...Read more
No: Night guards, whether hard or soft, are made to your existing occlusion. That means when you put it on it negates whatever orthodontic correction was made while it was off. Please discuss this with your orthodontist. Know that as teeth straighten grinding often disappears. ...Read more
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