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My teeth hurt when I first wake up. What can I do to stop clenching my teeth during sleep?

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 a 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 more

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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??

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??

Bruxism: Grinding teeth during the night is called bruxism. See a dentist for initial evaluation and treatment. Or referral to a dentist who specializes in this problem. It is treatable so get seen soon, so you can feel better. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Sleep paralysis: Granted that apnea patients will have some griding issues and more a grasping for breath your other descriptive terms seem more like it would be sleep paralysis....please seek help and advise from your MD ...Read more

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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?

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?

Tooth pain: It is time to see your dentist. Is your mouth guard custom-made for you or just off the shelf? Your dentist can assess and get a better idea of what is going on and how to address it. Take care. ...Read more

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How do you stop teeth grinding during sleep?

How do you stop teeth grinding during sleep?

See dentist: Make an appointment with a dentist who sees patients with TMJ disorder. You may not have it, but if you grind your teeth, a bite guard may help prevent damage. ...Read more

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Will using a pacifier stop teeth grinding during sleep?

Will using a pacifier stop teeth grinding during sleep?

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 more

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Is it possible to wear a mouth guard when your teeth are clenched during sleep?

Is it possible to wear a mouth guard when your teeth are clenched during sleep?

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 more

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Do we secrete saliva while sleeping? I noticed I'm not. I'm having dry mouth during nights. If I wake up I'm getting back the secretion. Is that normal

Do we secrete saliva while sleeping? I noticed I'm not. I'm 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 more

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How to treat clenching and jaw clicking during sleep after the extraction of infected wisdom tooth? It's severely painful

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 more

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I clench my teeth while sleeping, and today my left front tooth hurts to touch. Should i be worried?

I clench my teeth while sleeping, and today my left front tooth hurts to touch. Should i be worried?

Yes: Did you have any dental work recently in the area you described? See a dentist to check if your bite is even and if you grind or clench your teeth. Your dentist may recommend a mouth guard. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

What can I do to stop mouth breathing during sleep?

See your doctor: You may want to be evaluated by an ent, dentist or oral surgeon to determine why you are a mouth breather. Do you have any nasal obstruction? Is your tongue really enlarged? Do you have sleep apnea? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Mouth breathing : If you breathe through your mouth while you sleep your mouth will get dry. Sometimes thus is just habit, but can also be caused by nasal congestion from allergies or colds. ...Read more

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Is grinding your teeth during sleep an issue?

Is grinding your teeth during sleep an issue?

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 more

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Can teeth move more whilst eating or during sleep?

Can teeth move more whilst eating or during sleep?

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

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Is it possible to tell if you grind your teeth during sleep?

Is it possible to tell if you grind your teeth during sleep?

Yes: The wear patterns on the teeth and possible tenderness of the jaw muscles and TMJ are good signs of grinding. Your dentist can easily evaluate your mouth and determine if you have grinding. ...Read more

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What is the cause of teeth grinding during sleep? How can it be stopped?

What is the cause of teeth grinding during sleep? How can it be stopped?

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 more

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Why would I grind my teeth during sleep?

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 pressure.
Hypnosis/meditation can help alleviate the stress/tension thereby reducing some cause of the bruxism. ...Read more

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Why do people grind their teeth during sleep?

Why do people grind their teeth during sleep?

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 more

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What causes me to grind my teeth during sleep?

Tooth interferences: If teeth are mal-aligned they can crate collisions at night that stimulate excess muscle tension in the jaw muscles. This typically results in tooth grinding due to hyperactive muscles. ...Read more

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What makes people grind their teeth during sleep?

What makes people grind their teeth during sleep?

Bruxism: Grinding of the teeth called brutism is a common sleep disorder called parasomnia. It is related to stress levels generally. Bite devises are typically used to limit the damage to teeth and jaw joint. ...Read more

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What is the cause of a 5 yr old child to grind her teeth during sleep?

What is the cause of a 5 yr old child to grind her teeth during sleep?

2 reasons: Very common. 1. Jaws grow slightly unevenly. As they do, kids tend to "grind in" their occlusion so teeth mesh better. 2. Kids back up the "computer" @ nite. They learn so much during the day, they tend to process it when they sleep. Grinding should disappear as permanent teeth start to erupt. By the way, 1st orthodontic cm-up age 7. ...Read more

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I always had headache after sleeping too much on the weekend. And also during sleep i always grind my teeth. Is it normal?

Options: Do you also grind your teeth at night? Clenching occurs during the day. A lot depends on the history and diagnosis that you have received for your tmj/tmd. An oral mouthpiece may be indicated, but there are many types and often are constructed based upon diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am hearing my teeth grinding and I'm not being able to move my body during sleep. Is it possible to be awake during sleep?

Tooth grinding: Tooth grinding or bruxism is very common, and it is treated by mouth guard.
Sleep paralysis is also common, which might be sporadic (without association with any disease) or seen in patient with narcolepsy.
Read about them at
www.Lasleepdr. Com. ...Read more

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If the dentist grinded some teeth to make front teeth look better, couldi have grinded them more during sleep? Is the mouth trying to fix itself

If the dentist grinded some teeth to make front teeth look better, couldi have grinded them more during sleep? Is the mouth trying to fix itself

Maybe: Grinding teeth appears to be a neurological disorder that no one understands why it happens. It is more commonly seen when people are under stress or have obstructive sleep apnea. But there are many who grind their teeth without either of these conditions. A night guard may be a good idea to prevention of further wear of the teeth. ...Read more

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What causes me to gnash my tooth during sleep?

What causes me to gnash my tooth during sleep?

Grinding Teeth: Grinding teeth is very common in many people. Causes can be your bite is off, stress, tmj, just to name a few possibilities. It's important that you go to the dentist to find the cause and a treatment plan can be formulated. It's important to have this examined as you don't want to break teeth during sleep or stimulate or cause TMJ issues. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with gas discomfort, I was told I'm Breathing through mouth while sleeping, how can I change this unconscious habbit?

Every morning I wake up with gas discomfort, I was told I'm Breathing through mouth while sleeping, how can I change this unconscious habbit?

Sleep study: You may benefit from a sleep study if your nocturnal mouth open breathing is associated with snoring. I doubt that your symptoms of feeling bloated are a direct consequence of this habit since you don't keep your mouth open all night long. More questions: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Virtual appointment Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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What can be done while sleeping to stop teeth grinding?

What can be done while sleeping to stop teeth grinding?

Nocturnal Bruxism: also, called nighttime clenching, may cause tooth wear, and even damage or break teeth. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. See your dentist for night guard fabrication for teeth protection. Good luck. ...Read more

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I grind my teeth while sleeping, so much so that fillings have been dislodged. What causes this, and how can I stop it from happening?

Bruxism: The cause of bruxism is not well understood. Some possible contributing factors are daily stress, occlusal (bite) interferences or disharmony, and sleep disorders. In many cases, you can't stop it, although you can prevent damage to your teeth by wearing a night guard. Start by consulting with your own dentist on this subject. ...Read more

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What are the causes of teeth clenching while sleeping?

What are the causes of teeth clenching while sleeping?

Abnormal bite: Although teeth grinding can be caused by stress and anxiety, it often occurs during sleep and is more likely caused by an abnormal bite or missing or crooked teeth. ...Read more

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