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Teeth Grinding Eye Pain
Grinding teeth (anxious) & had to cough, when I did, felt dull ache in back of head. How could I relieve the ache? Massage?
Teeth grinding: Grinding can wear teeth flat, fracture them, damage the bone that supports the teeth, and damage jaw joints. Talk to you Dentist about occlusal orthotic, heat, relaxation exercises, evaluation of your occlusion. muscle relaxants, massage therapy, and referral to a therapist for your anxiety. ...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
Hi. Bumped head on wall, tiny bump has healed but can't quit grinding teeth (I have tmj) that same area aches now. Ideas on wht it is? How to treat?
See DDS for Eval: Bruxism (grinding teeth) is not a dangerous disorder. However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth and uncomfortable jaw pain. See dentists who have more experience in evaluating bruxism and treating TMJ. ...Read more
See your dentist: Teeth grinding MAY be a subconscious release of daily tension. Try reducing stress, especially before bed (don't watch TV news as that is stressful). This may work or you may need a mouth guard to reduce stress. Some dentists have a Biolase Epic diode laser (not painful) which has a pain therapy mode which has been shown to be quite helpful. ...Read more
What to do if I'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?
Often referred to as myofascial pain syndrome, is a regional muscle disorder that is one of the most common causes of persistent pain in the head, face and neck regions. Symptoms including increased muscle fatigue and stiffness, a mildly restricted range of motion, headache and vertigo.
Rec.: see an orofacial pain or pain management specialist for evaluation. ...Read more
Dull achey toothache. Last tooth on upper right side. Pain in jaw going up my temple and head. Wisdom teeth out have teeth grinding prob WorseInMorngs?
Pain in the tmj and tooth. All this followed with eye pain. No visible cavity on x-ray. 4yrs ago I put dental bridge over 23 teeth. What to check?
Eye check: This could be referred pain from your TMJ to your eye: but see eyeMD for refraction, Pentacam/or check of angle to be sure you do not have narrow angles & dilated exam; if all ok, it is likely referred pain. ...Read more
I am experiencing twitching in right side of my face around my cheekbone and eye. Pain and swelling in and around my teeth and gums on right side also?
Pain in left side of my throat ear red achy eye. Pain in the back of my nose, left jaw bone teeth. Pain in the back of my neck to shoulders?
Many issues: A good physical examination by a doctor will be needed. These symptoms are more global and the causes could be many. Please consult your doctor. ...Read more
People don't stop grinding. They grind due to the stresses of life...Work, family, school, relationships and perhaps sinus troubles
what your dentist is trying to do is to protect your teeth from the effects of grinding or bruxing. That would be your teeth wearing down, cracking or breaking. So you have a soft or hard bite guard fabricated. This can be worn day or nite or both depending on you. ...Read more
Night guard: We all grind our teeth periodically. We usually do it in response to stress in our lives. Grinding can be very destructive and can result in wearing down teeth, cracks in teeth, muscle soreness, tooth pain, headaches, etc. Wearing a night guard can help prevent new damage to your teeth, can prevent existing damage from getting worse, will allow tight muscles to relax, and can help you stop grind. ...Read more
Yes: It will prevent grinding if you use it. ...Read more
Bruxing: Just like it sounds, it means you are grinding your teeth. ...Read more
No: Most of the time, we cannot stop tooth grinding. This typically happens at night when we are sleeping. The best thing for tooth grinding (or bruxism) is to have a custom mouthguard made that protects the teeth and the tm joint. Over the counter mouthguards are not effective and can worsen the problem. It is important to have a nightguard if you do grind to prevent damage to your teeth. ...Read more
Rare but could: You cannot grind teeth if your tongue is in between. But it is quite possible that you get your tongue caught and hurt when you are aggressively grinding. This would happen more often if you have any missing tooth, as a portion of tongue tends to slip out of position and get in the way. If you are asking this question because of sore tongue, make sure you have it checked, though. Important! ...Read more
Clenching and grinding your teeth together while you're awake or asleep can stress your jaw joint as well as your teeth. If there are particular teeth that interfere with each other as you grind your teeth together, these teeth can become especially sensitive or painful.
See your dentist for an evaluation. You may be helped by a "brux splint". ...Read more
Pseudo-Sinusitis: Also called fake" sinusitis caused by tooth grinding. The force caused by the jaw muscles when clenching at night can stimulate the ostium causing irritation of the membrane and triggering all the sinusitis symptoms. Currently, no therapy has been proven effective in treating sleep bruxism. Maybe night guard to protect your teeth. ...Read more
Life: Everyone, even babies, grind their teeth. It's when your grinding is severe enough to cause damage and pain that you need treatment. Profesionally made nightguards/splints are a great way to reduce your grinding (bruxsm) and protect your teeth. Increased stress levels only make matters worse. ...Read more
Stress: Possibly it's related to stress in your life. You manage it while awake, but when you sleep, your subconscious takes over and away your jaws / muscles go- grinding. Another theory is that you might have constricted breathing airways and it's a way your body compensates to try to get more air. ...Read more
Relaxation: Often, teeth grinding is a subconscious release of daily tension/stress. If you can reduce your stress and especially before bedtime (like: do not watch tv news before going to sleep). Try to either watch a comedy on tv or read something light (not work related) and see if this helps. Some are helped by exercise or yoga. ...Read more
How do I stop teeth grinding (the cause) at night during the healing phase following allograft gum grafting?
Bruxism cause: The cause of bruxism is not well understood. It might be related to stress, sleep disorder, occlusal dysharmony, etc. Appliance can be made to minimize or eliminate the damage caused by these habits on teeth and jaw joints. Discuss this issue with your own general dentist and periodontist. ...Read more