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Mouth Guard And Tooth Soreness
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
My front teeth have been feeling loose and sore since i purchase a boil and shape mouth guard. What do i do?
Highly Unlikely: A guard which fits adequately & is worn only a few hours a day (or night) cannot move your teeth. However, an ill-fitting (non-professional) guard can move your teeth, especially if it's worn a significant amount of time. Guards which don't cover all your teeth in one arch or which don't have contact will all opposing teeth can cause some movement also if worn too much. Get a professional one. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Store bought : Store bought generic mouth guards might be better than nothing for protection in contact sports, but do not offer the best protection, nor are they as comfortable. Consider a dentist fabricated custom one as a significantly better alternative. For players who spend so much money and time in sports, the additional cost is well worth it. Even generic should not change alignment 4 amount of time worn. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
What are the implication of extracting tooth #17 without restoration and implants? Will wearing mouth guard at night prevent super eruption and tooth swaying? I cannot afford bone graft or implants. If you were in my situation. What would you do?
Nio: A mouth guard is designed to prevent trauma to teeth/jaws during activities that have the potential for trauma. An Occlusal Orthotic Night Guard is designed to protect teeth and prevent them from moving while at the same time relieving stress to your jaw joints. They are designed differently, function differently, and are made of different materials. Ask your Dentist for advice. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What: What are you waiting for? Get back to your Dentist ASAP. Sometimes mouth guard needs adjustment. Sometimes occlusal orthotic Corrects your jaw position and teeth then have to be adjusted or straightened to match. A consultation with an Orthodontic Specialist may be in order. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are there any effective ways to stop clenching your teeth in your sleep, other than a mouth guard?
Not Completely: Things i tell my clenching/grinding patients to try prior to making a mouth guard include: 1. Relaxation exercises at night such as yoga, deep breathing, meditating; 2. Before closing your eyes tell yourself, "if i clench or grind my teeth, i will wake-up." (it really works!); 3. Seek out ways to aid in stress control like therapy. About 70% of the pop. Unknowingly clenches & grinds their teeth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers