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What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

What medication may reduce severe night-time bruxism? Eating thru guards. Already take 10mg flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) for neck oa.

Not drugs...: I usually treat these issues with occlusal splints coupled with a steroid for the first week of splint therapy. This works with 99% of cases. A properly-fabricated occlusal splint will do much more than any pill. ...Read more

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Grind guardn is an fda approved device to decrease night time bruxism. Is a standard nightguard better for most of your dental patients?

Grind guardn is an fda approved device to decrease night time bruxism. Is a standard nightguard better for most of your dental patients?

Not sure: Fda, does not mean it will work for everyone. When you get a custom made occlusal night guard you get an accurate fit that matches your own teeth/nigtbite and you get the supervision by your dentist. You need to have someone to fit, adjust, supervise and monitor your bite, teeth can shift and your bite can change. Not provided with over the counter products. Dr mokbel ( scdentalimplants.Com). ...Read more

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I have had stressful dreams every night and bruxism for 5 months. Just moved. How do I find the right doctor to talk about this and/or change meds?

I have had stressful dreams every night and bruxism for 5 months. Just moved. How do I find the right doctor to talk about this and/or change meds?

Bruxism and stress: can be treated w/biofeedback and psychotherapy. Please see a clinical psychologist. Start w/seeing your family doc who may refer you to the proper professional. Welcome to your new place. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long do you have to wear night guard for bruxism?

Months to year: It depends largely on the degree of the problem, the body's response to the treatment, long enough treatment that recurrence not likely. Must be guided by the professional treating you for this problem. ...Read more

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How effective is a pharmacy-bought night guard for bruxism?

Mediocre at best: They are not custom fit, they are likely to be a bit soft and chewy and like an athletic mouth guard they can be chewed through easily. If you are a light bruxer you may be fine but more likely you would benefit from a custom fit firm durable appliance made by your dentist. ...Read more

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How long before my bruxism night guard makes any difference to the jaw?

It varies : Some people get immediate relief from pain within a few days. Others take longer. Some people do not get much relief unless they wear it more than just at night. For some individuals, full time use of the guard is needed. ...Read more

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How long before i stop feeling jaw pain after wearing bruxism night guards?

How long before i stop feeling jaw pain after wearing bruxism night guards?

Usually quite soon: Most of the time a night guard will decrese pain from bruxing rather quickly. If you are stillhaving apin then see your dentist and have your nightguard adjusted. There maybe other reasons why you are still having pain so get this checked out. ...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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Can tmjd (via long-term night and day bruxism) contribute to / cause intermittent non-painful paresthesia in the (one side - left in my case) jawline?

Can tmjd (via long-term night and day bruxism) contribute to / cause intermittent non-painful paresthesia in the (one side - left in my case) jawline?

Very unlikely: While not impossible, i think it would be extremely unlikely. Your symptoms could be related to a dental or a medical problem, or perhaps both. Please see your dentist as soon as possible for a complete and thorough examination and evaluation. Based upon the findings, your dentist might refer you to a physician for a consultation. ...Read more

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