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My Teeth Hurt When I First Wake Up What Can I Do To Stop Clenching My Teeth During Sleep
Multiple options: These include: 1. Muscle relaxers before bed 2. Botox injections 3. Behavior modification therapy 4. Splint therapy with an nti or deprograming appliance. These are the only known devices that reduce clenching by 70%. Other devices protect the teeth and or jaw joint. Each option has its advantages and disadvantages. Consider checking with a dentist with experience and training in tmd. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
I bite on my teeth while sleeping and when I wake up I feel it & it hurts. How can I stop it? Why is this happening? I'd it harmful? Should I worry??
Wake up during sleep, can't move, heavy chest, try hard to breath& teeth grinding hard. Lasts abt a min each time. Is it sleep paralysis or apnea?
My teeth on the left side of my mouth are hurting. I noticed lately that I am grinding and clenching my teeth during sleep. Mouth guard not helping?
Unlikely See dentist: Probably not. Nighttime grinding in children (or adults!) can be related to sleep disordered breathing. The child may not be getting enough oxygen during sleep, or may have actual episodes of apnea. Have a dentist check the size and shape of the jaws, tongue size and position and tonsils/adenoids. Does the child snore? You may need referral to a pediatric ENT for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The best time to....: If you are referring to a mouth guard used for protection when playing sports, it is possible. Your best option is to wear a night guard made to fit your mouth. It would protect your teeth from the forces exerted on your teeth during grinding. One can do extensive damage to the teeth from the pressure placed on them by grinding. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Do we secrete saliva while sleeping? I noticed i'm not. Im having dry mouth during nights. If I wake up i'm getting back the secretion. Is that normal
Yes: The biological significance of decreased saliva during sleep is unknown and it is unclear how the oral cavity compensates for this period of relative dryness. The amount of saliva produced is greatest during the waking hours of the day and diminishes dramatically during sleep and may represent another process in the human body that displays a circadian rhythmicity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to treat clenching and jaw clicking during sleep after the extraction of infected wisdom tooth? It's severely painful
No quick fix: Clenching occurs during the day, grinding of the teeth at night. There are many variables involved with clenching and by becoming aware of it often causes one to clench more. A daytime splint (mouthpiece) can help, but i would recommend a custom one, not an otc mouthpiece. You really should be evaluated to determine the best options, with a thorough history and an exam. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I clench my teeth while sleeping, and today my left front tooth hurts to touch. Should i be worried?
I am 54 yr old not diabetic or hypertensive complaint of drying mouth during sleep that wake me
what is the cause and how to treat ?
Yes. : Grinding your teeth will cause permanent damage to your teeth and can result in tooth fracture and damage to your jaw joint, or tmj. See your dentist who can make a custom fitted night guard which is comfortable to wear and will prevent damage to your teeth. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Teeth that move?: Teeth are not like steel posts in concrete ; can move slightly but should return to their normal position. They should not move substantially while eating or during sleep. Over long periods of time, generally months to years they can drift if other teeth are missing, have severe periodontal disease or post ortho without a retainer. Habits such as bruxism (day or night) increase chance of drifting. ...Read more
Stress. Custom guard: The most commonly accepted theory of why people grind their teeth is stress. Other contributing factors could be malocclusion (misaligned teeth) or missing teeth. Your best option to stop grinding, or at least prevent damage to your teeth and TMJ is to have your dentist make a custom fitted "night guard" which is comfortable to wear when you sleep. It can also be worn during the day ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tension/stress: Assuming there is no other physical damage in the tmj, stress is usually the culprit for bruxism (grinding and clenching). Mouthguards can help prevent tooth fractures by absorbing some of the pressure. Hypnosis/meditation can help alleviate the stress/tension thereby reducing some of the cause of the bruxism. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Stress relief: Grinding your teeth at night is probably a stress relieving function of the body. Such grinding comes from signals in your brain, causing the chewing muscles to activate. It may also occur in response to a "high spot" in your bite. Such an area can stimulate the muscles to chew on this area. If you are grinding your teeth at night, see a TMJ specialist to get the proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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