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Tightness In Teeth
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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How come when I floss sometimes it's tight between the teeth and other times it feels easier to floss?
Teeth move: Things get stuck between your teeth.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Yes: Yes. Should improve within a week. If persistent, see dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I had a geneoplasty years ago. Which is still numb I have no feeling. Can Geneo cause me to clench my teeth tight at night? How do I relax my muscles
Genioplasty: Probably not. You may have a malocclusion that requires attention. You might profit from an occlusal orthotic (night guard) to stretch your muscles and protect your teeth. 1 Advil before bed might help. There are relaxation exercises. See your Dentist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
Trauma: Yu may have traumatized the area, doing damage to the tooth, the ligament that holds the tooth into the bone, or the bone itself. Depending on many circumstances this may require care. See hour Dentist for an examination and x-rays to establish a baseline and to determine if intervention is required. ...Read more
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
I was flossing as usual & one pair of teeth felt unusually tight. When I pulled up the floss, the filling flew out! No pain. Is it an emergency?
Not emergency: No. But in the morning you should contact your dentist. ...Read more
Could not having full contact on every teeth lead to tmj, tightness, or not a feeling of mouth closure. Right side has teeth not making contact?
TMD: The way your teeth fit together (called "occlusion") definitely affects your tmj. ...Read more
Hello, about a month ago I had one of my side molar teeth extracted and now all my front teeth feel very tight, hurt and move a little. Is this normal?
Tooth pain: See a dentist to find out why you are feeling this. It may not be related to your recent extraction. It takes a personal exam to find out exactly what is going on and the best treatment for you. ...Read more
I stopped using teeth retainers two years ago. Now, my upper teeth are moving forward. The retainers are tight and painful, but they fit. Will using them now help?
What you should do:: It's like calling your physician to ask about what to do after being treated for some medical problem two years earlier. It's even worse as we were not your treating doctor. If you want an accurate answer & some good advice, then please go back to your orthodontist to evaluate both your bite\ tooth position now, along with how wearing your retainer will effect things. Hopefully you can use it again. ...Read more
Please don't go: Sticking any objection into the extraction sites. Please discuss this with your dentist or oral surgeon. ...Read more
Grind my teeth and clench my jaw really tight when I'm sleeping? Wearing down teeth, what is prognosis?
Had bottom wisdom teeth extracted over three weeks ago. All teeth still sensitive. Bottom teeth/jaw area feels tight. Normal?
Can be.: Often it takes quite a while to become comfortable after surgery. Individuals vary in their ability to be stretched open and remain there and therefore vary in recovery time. Do not keep testing it by overopening. You may massage the muscles where the tightness is to see if it will help. Sensitivity is usually due to exposed root where tissue healing. Call Surgeon if doesn't improve. Good Luck. ...Read more
I have a bump on the side of my tongue that is uncomfortable and feels tight when swallow for 4 months. Never smoked clench my teeth at night
Recommend: Medical assessment. Four months of a symptomatic mass warrants eval. ...Read more
Can your heartrate be raised by TMJ or tightness in your jaw? Feel the need to grimace, smile teeth, and jut jaw forward, up down to release tension
Sounds like your jaw locks on you where you have trouble opening? Do you hear popping or clicking ; any pain when you open and close or when your chewing? See dentist for TMJ evaluation and have your bite checked.
Typically it's not associated with increased heart rate but if you get radiating pain on the left side you should see your physician to check your heart. ...Read more
My front bottom teeth feels so tight and sore it hurt so much my gums feel swollen I need help it only happens at night or mid day. I'm only 15 help
See Your Dentist: When teeth move, they usually move toward the middle of the mouth. The lower front teeth are commonly at the center of the movement and since they are smaller, they tend to get more crowded and out of position. You should see a dentist. Maybe you simply need your teeth cleaned. It may be due to new teeth erupting. You won't know without a thorough exam. ...Read more