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Tooth Grinding And Stretching
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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