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When they wiggle.:
If teeth start to wiggle that means they are loosing support needed to keep them tight.
Splinting (attaching) wiggly teeth to strong stable teeth helps you keep the wiggly ones by spreading out the biting pressures over several teeth and not the few. The wiggly ones could even tighten up if treatment is give or by giving the a "rest" from hard biting forces. Earl. ...Read more
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 had athroscopy&wore after a24splint. Teeth meet frontly now&jaw pain. Which is best solution to protect joint:permanent splint or teeth remodel?
See an OFP doctor: To receive the scientifically validated and best medical-based treatment. They are the expert in this field. ...Read more
Yes: Splinting teeth will stabilize them. What happens is that you're essentially distributing the forces from 1 tooth to all of the teeth splinted. This can work well in many cases, however if all the teeth had a high degree of looseness splinting can only do so much. ...Read more
I feel sick on and off most of the day, wake with a dull headache. I have a splint for my teeth as I did grind but not as much now. What could it be?
Headache: Teeth grinding can certainly cause headache and TMJ and muscle issues. You need to go for a comprehensive dental /bite evaluation by a Prosthodontist to rule out any bite discrepancies and disharmony. He/she can certainly evaluate your bite and joints and treat or refer you to the right specialist if needed. ...Read more
Had a bite splint made for grinding teeth. After wearing it I now have popping noise in my jaw when I open. Should I stop bite splint or resolve time?
There are many: Oral devices that are helpful in this regard. Two of the most common ones are the nti and the bitesoft devices - both of which cause posterior disclusion - prevent your back teeth from touching so there is a space between your back teeth. Consult with your dentist to see which device would be best suited for your condition. Hope this helps. ...Read more
When you are wearing a soft splint at night how long does it take for the tingling sensation s in your teeth to stop?
Insurance only covers surgery for tmj, I don't want surgery, don't have $1k for a splint, have biteguard but only protects teeth. What can I do?
What is good to use on teeth to protect them at night from acid reflux damage? I wear a bite splint and am afraid the splint is holding the acid.
Look for cause: Hello. Bite splint is a guard probably. If I had problem like yours I will do 2 things. (1) go to md and look for the cause. Also ask your md to look for obstructive sleep apnea in a very early stage, and also eat 3 hours before going to sleep. There are some medication you may be able to use under your splint may be you should ask your dentist. Good luck. ...Read more
After wearing a 24htmj decompression splint for the last 6months& my teeth are in contact only on front. It is hard to eat, TMJ pain. Is it normal?
Anterior displacemen: I assume that your disc is still anteriorally displaced and you have closed locking of the jaw joints. Hard to say without a history and exam. I would certainly inform the dentist/specialist who delivered you the splint and ask for options. I do some specialized treatment to conservatively get the mandible backward to try and get the teeth touching in the posterior again. Hope they do too! ...Read more
I am wearing a decompression splint for the last 6 months after the arthroscopy, but my teeth are missaligned&space between upper-bottom. Is normal?
No: Swelling or a misplaced cartilage in your TMJ can cause downward displacement of the back of your lower jaw. This is first seen as your back teeth not meeting normally. Keep in close contact with your treating dentist to see if it a swelling issue or if the cartilage needs to be recaptured to the proper location. ...Read more
Does a splint wore more than 6 months after an atrhoscopy could cause irrevesible changes? Now my teeth meet on front only&jaw pain without it.
Possibly: Splints have different designs. If yours makes contact with front teeth only, the posterior teeth will passively erupt and hit first. The opposite is also true, if designed so as to contact posterior teeth, your front teeth may have passively erupted and now are the only ones in contact. See dentist asap. Good luck. ...Read more
I have tons of craze lines on my lower teeth&wear a lower bite splint&have a lower permanent retainer. When I apply my bite splint I feel pressure.
I wear 24hsplint (atrhoscopy -6 months ago, ant. Disc displacem)chewing is hard&teeth meet only frontly. Doctor said splint for next years. Is it viable?
Soft splint: No, soft splints do not realign teeth/jaws. For that you need to see a qualified Orthodontic Specialist. Soft splints best used as athletic mouthguard to reduce risk of concussion and damage to teeth. Hard saints more effective at preventing damage from clenching/grinding and balancing of the bite. ...Read more
How long do you wear a soft splint night guard for. My dentist said Its to relax my muscles and I'm only wearing one on my bottom teeth?
If you are using a nightguard because of bruxism (chronic grinding or clenching your teeth), there is no definitive time frame. Bruxism is a habit that can cause TMJ dysfunction, fractured teeth, and chronic headaches and migraines.
Length of wear is dependent on control of the bruxism.
This is something you need to discuss with your dentist. ...Read more
I can't grind my teeth due to overbite. Can my tight lower bite splint have caused numerous crazelines on my lower incisors, or do I just have weak tooth enamel?
Have guard eval: It is always good to have your dentist periodically evaluate your bitesplint and/or guard. You may need adjustments, and generally, know that your guard is meant to take the brunt of your bruxism/grinding/and/or clenching, so as to help protect your teeth. If it's too tight, get it checked! ...Read more
Neck thoracic lumbar & TMJ/Biting tongue past 4 am's tip numb 6 hrs now Where 2 get $$ help for new splint Tongue feels lg in mouth teeth crowding?
Contact DHS: Your state Department of Aging or Department of Health Services or Federally-funded health and dental centers care for you. ...Read more
Yes: It is best if a hard acrylic splint is constructed after the upper and lower dentitions are repaired if necessary- decay removed, etc. I realize that often the tmj/tmd has to be under control in order to have a comfortable appointment to fix the teeth...So a double edged sword exists. So yes, teeth can break from a splint, often the opposing teeth to the splint or the teeth anchoring the splint. ...Read more
TMJ expert: You want a TMJ expert to evaluate and treat you. With a splint or one of a number of treatment modalities. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more
Can I be experiencing intermittent allergic reactions -hives, tender lymph nodesto a cemented on dental splint that was put in a year ago?
Unlikely: A year is way to long for the dental material to cause the said symptoms, kindly see your doctor / allergist to look for another cause, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, good luck ...Read more
I'm getting a soft splint mouth guard and my dentist said it takes 2 appointments? First on is for impression. What is the second appiontment for
What can be done on situatin of disc displacemnt without reduction, condyle deformity (thinner + pointed shape) beside arthroscopy&mouth splint? Thanku
Depends: Treating this and other TMJ conditions really depend on your symptoms, if any. Most individuals adapt to these degenerative changes without disability or symptoms and no treatment may be the best approach. ...Read more
I need a specialist for my daughter who has suffered from osteomylitis of her TMJ and undergone multiple surgeries currently wearing a dental splint a?
You need two...:
The loss of the temporomandibular joint may actually need the intervention of two specialists-- an oral surgeon to manage the refractory infection, and a prosthodontist to compensate for bite changes. Ideally, these specialists would work collaboratively. To find an oral surgeon and a prosthodontist, follow these two links:
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No: Different appliances, different construction, different function. See your Dentist. ...Read more
I had atmj arthroscopy. For the last six months, I have beenwearing a decompression splint. Now, I have started to hear pops and clicks every time I eat and open my mouth. Is it normal?
Sounds are common: Noises in a TMJ are common and mean that the surfaces are rubbing, sliding around on one another, going over "bumps" and making noise you hear. Sometimes the bone is involved and the sound becomes a grating sound. These are all signs of TMJ disc dysfunction or TMJ arthritis in one of its stages. Arthoscopy does not stop it in many cases. A decompression splint is a good idea but may need to more. ...Read more
My 2 upper left dental implants will be splinted for better stability. Do they come back from the lab splinted or dentist bonds them?
Splinted Implants: The dental laboratory will have them splinted together. ...Read more