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Doctor insights on: Tooth Grinding And Stretching

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Is tooth grinding healthy?

Is tooth grinding healthy?

No, : Tooth grinding is very common and very unhealthy for your mouth and jaws. It can cause tooth destruction which in turn causes tooth loss; gum recession or damage to ligaments holding teeth causing tooth mobility and loss; muscle fatigue and pain, headaches, tooth pain, and joint problems. See a dentist about possibly starting splint therapy. ...Read more

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Tooth grinding problem. What are the solutions?

Tooth grinding problem. What are the solutions?

See your dentist: Usually stress induced. See a dentist, who can adjust your bite and make a nightguard (splint). This combined with exercises for the TMJ can help. Botox injections in the muscles can also help ease the muscle tension. ...Read more

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Can i restore a tooth that has been grinded down by clenching/grinding?

Tooth Grinding: Yes it can. Usually the damage caused by bruxing and clenching is generalized. It may involve a complete rehabilitation of the dentition. But, if you have sensitivity or decay or missing tooth structure, your dentist can restore the tooth without having to treat the other worn-off teeth. ...Read more

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Was wondering if i were to accidentally scrape my tooth by grinding it, accident with another tooth what would happen?

Was wondering if i were to accidentally scrape my tooth by grinding it, accident with another tooth what would happen?

Tooth wear: If you grind your teeth together, eventually you will create a wear facet--a smooth flatter spot on the tooth cusp or biting surface. If this is a habit or by accident, sometimes the teeth will break off or split. Check with your dentist to see if you need a bite guard or can get by with an athletic mouth guard. Ask your dentist. ...Read more

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Pain in tooth comes and goes when i grind or not?

Pain in tooth comes and goes when i grind or not?

Maybe: When you grind or clench your teeth , you may experience some pain in the morning and dissipates as the day goes on, but intermittent pain like that may be a tooth infection or deep decay, you need to see a dentist before you end up needing a root canal or an extraction. ...Read more

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I have pain in tooth after grinding to fit crown - need some help?

I have pain in tooth after grinding to fit crown - need some help?

Depends: It depends upon the length of time that you have been having the problem. It is not unusual if the crown was just placed, but the discomfort should go away relatively quickly. If you have concerns, see your dentist soon. ...Read more

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My back tooth feels "itchy"?? I feel the need to grind them. Possibilities??

My back tooth feels "itchy"?? I feel the need to grind them. Possibilities??

Itchy Tooth!: Good day; I would preform meticulous home care in that area. Use a mouth wash as well-- may be appropriate time time to consider a visit to dentist. ...Read more

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I have question about lateral incisor tooth. Worn down from grinding on one side?

I have question about lateral incisor tooth. Worn down from grinding on one side?

Grinding: Excessive wear to a tooth is usually due to grinding of the teeth. This can occur at night without conscious effort. Best to see your dentist for an evaluation and treatment plan. ...Read more

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