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Have chronic jaw pain for about 10 years now. Feels weak, throbbing, and tight. wisdom teeth are out. what can be the cause? I massage it w/o relief

Have chronic jaw pain for about 10 years now. Feels weak, throbbing, and tight. wisdom teeth are out. what can be the cause? I massage it w/o relief

TMJ Issues: You may be experiencing issues with your TMJ, which can be caused by grinding, clenching, and excessive chewing (gum), to name a few. If you have not visited a dentist in ten years, you are way overdue for an evaluation. See if an occlusal guard may be right for you, and stop suffering. There are treatments available for this condition. Call for an appointment. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

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


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Would proxabrush space my teeth if i put it tight between the teeth and gumline?

Would proxabrush space my teeth if i put it tight between the teeth and gumline?

No: Proxibrush will not push teeth apart. If gums are inflamed and you clean them they may shrink, making it appear that there is space between teeth. Take the proxibrush to your dentist for instructions on proper use. For many people proxibrush can be very effective. ...Read more

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Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Is major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Yes, but: Tightness yes, minor bruising yes. If your bruising is "major", call the oral surgeon and let him look at you to make sure you're ok. ...Read more

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Is having major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Is having major bruising and jaw tightness after wisdom teeth removal normal?

Sometimes: Check back with your dentist if it does not start to improve in a week. The jaw tightness may need some stretching to get it back to normal.. If it does not improve within 2 to 3 weeks and is left alone the limited opening can become permanent. ...Read more

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I have a tightness in my front teeth both top and bottom as if there is something stuck between them? It began about two weeks ago.

I have a tightness in my front teeth both top and bottom as if there is something stuck between them? It began about two weeks ago.

Tightness: You may have something stuck between teeth. See Dentist. You may have teeth that are shifting because of malocclusion, loss of posterior teeth without replacement, and/or bone loss because of gum disease. Ask your Dentist if specialist Orthodontist and/or specialist Periodontist is in order. ...Read more

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Why do I clench my teeth tight while i sleep and doing the day?

Why do I clench my teeth tight while i sleep and doing the day?

Day and night?: Let's start with the day while you are awake. If you notice yourself clenching, simply stop. Take account of what triggers that response and be prepared. If you do it while working out have your dentist fabricate a custom made night guard. This is what you can wear at night. The clenching puts excessive stress on your teeth and fatigues muscles. Not just the mouth, but, your neck and back. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of tightness in my upper right teeths also some wierd problem in my upper right wisdom teeth with slight pain in one side of the root?

I have a feeling of tightness in my upper right teeths also some wierd problem in my upper right wisdom teeth with slight pain in one side of the root?

Dental problems: Dental problems cannot be resolved by you or internet searches. Please see a local dentist for an exam, diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I always feel sleepy. Also feel like crunching my teeth tightly. What is wrong with me? I usually sleep at 2200 and wake up at 0645.

I always feel sleepy. Also feel like crunching my teeth tightly. What is wrong with me? I usually sleep at 2200 and wake up at 0645.

Probably stress: Sleeping from 10 to 645 is a good amount, but you may not be getting restfull sleep--not enough deep sleep. Teething grinding is a sign of higher stress and so make sure you find the cause and manage it. Eat healthy and increase aerobic exercises and help reduce your stress and improve sleep, which in turn will decrease your fatigue. If worsens, see your doc. ...Read more

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Are there any way to get my teeth done on a tight budget?

Are there any way to get my teeth done on a tight budget?

People tend: To discount dentistry as being not important or not worth it. Insurance companies also sadly subscribe to that philosophy with yearly maximums of 1000 or 1500 and then downgrading or combining procedures thereby reducing payment to the providers. Dental materials, labs, equipment etc are very expensive as new technology emerges. Sadly quality oriented dentistry cannot be performed on a budget. ...Read more

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How would i know if i grind my teeth at night? Tightness in am?

How would i know if i grind my teeth at night? Tightness in am?

Tightness perhaps: Tightness is one sign. Another is of course sore teeth. And usually the most notable is if you grind and you are loudly grinding you'll drive whomever is in the room with you out of the room or you wake someone else in a room nearby. Go to the dentist to see if there are signs of grinding on your teeth. ...Read more

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Front teeth are slightly loosened, what should I do to get them tight again?

Front teeth are slightly loosened, what should I do to get them tight again?

Need treatment: There are a lot of reason why you should not wait any longer, teeth mobility could be a sign of advanced periodontal ( gum) disease .Healthy teeth are firm, no mobility at all, you need to see a dental specialist in gum disease to determine if this can be treated and why you are having this problem. ...Read more

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Are my bottom retainers supposed to be this tight? I still have space above my teeth?

Are my bottom retainers supposed to be this tight? I still have space above my teeth?

Can't tell...: ... But your orthodontist can. Retainers should be well fitting and comfortable when inserted. After all, they are suppose to "retain" your teeth in their final position. Any retainer that does not fit correctly is allowing your teeth to move and causing more harm than good when you are trying to insert it. Call your orthodontist asap for a consultation... And bring your retainers with you! ...Read more

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My retainer on my teeth is still really tight after a month of wearing it. Is this good?

My retainer on my teeth is still really tight after a month of wearing it. Is this good?

Contact your dentist: If you are wearing it all the time and it's uncomfortable you should contact your orthodontist. A small adjustment may be needed. ...Read more

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Put retainer in after one month of not wearing, feels tight and made one of my teeth loose. Will that tooth tighten back up?

Put retainer in after one month of not wearing, feels tight and made one of my teeth loose. Will that tooth tighten back up?

See orthodontist : Your teeth should not be loose at your age. See your orthodontist asap about this. The orthodontist knows you and your teeth and will be the best one to answer your question. Be honest about how much you have been wearing your retainer. It will help them know why your tooth is loose if they have all the information. ...Read more

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I bit something hard and one of my front teeth felt a very tiny bit loose for a day or 2, now my whole front row of teeth feel tight+sensitive?? Why?

I bit something hard and one of my front teeth felt a very tiny bit loose for a day or 2, now my whole front row of teeth feel tight+sensitive?? Why?

Need more info...: To answer your question correctly, more info is needed: an examination of the teeth in question, radiographs, dental history, etc. Your teeth may have shifted slightly, your bite may be off, you may have fractured a root. A local dentist can help you determine what it is and what treatment is necessary. Make the call. ...Read more

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I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease? How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

I have loose teeth due to age and gum disease?  How do I make the teeth not loose, but tight again?

It's not age: It is gum disease - so aggressively treating the gum disease will help your teeth tighten up. Also, if you clench or grind your teeth during sleep, they can be loosened up - so you may benefit from a proper nightguard. At last resort, the teeth can be tied together by a skilled dentist so they reinforce each other. ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more