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What kind of doctor sees somebody for bruxism?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for bruxism?

Dentist: Dentists can make occlusal splints or "night guards" . Do not get one from the store . These are soft, after wearing them for a while they will change your bite enhancing your problem. You want a hard acrylic dental appliance made from an impression of your mouth. When your symptoms subside physcial therapy exercises to strengthen you opening jaw muscles. Reduce your stress in your life. ...Read more

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I have headaches due to bruxism! do I have to see a doctor?

I have headaches due to bruxism! do I have to see a doctor?

Yes, a dentist...: A dentist who likes to treat TMJ disorders (tmd) is likely your best bet for solutions... Medicines can help you feel better initially; special appliances, and potential small alterations to your bite through a combo of equilibration/restorations/orthodontics could give you longer lasting health and stability... We sometimes also work in conjunction with physical therapists and chiropractors... ...Read more

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I have headaches in the morning, toothaches, neck pain, and occasional numbness in right arm. I also have a history of sleep apnea, bruxism, and disk bulges under tx. Which doctor should I see?

I have headaches in the morning, toothaches, neck pain, and occasional numbness in right arm. I also have a history of sleep apnea, bruxism, and disk bulges under tx. Which doctor should I see?

Dentist: However, it must be a dentist with advanced training in TMJ treatment. The symptoms you list all point to this area of dentistry. It can be complicated as it involves a "bite imbalance" that a dentist with advanced training can diagnose and inform you of your options. A physician can help diagnose other issues involving the arm numbness. ...Read more

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I have bruxism but my doctor refuses to do anything. What meds help?

Bruxism: While there are some medication that reduce sleep bruxism (gabapentin, clonadine, clonazepam), there are side effects associated with them. The least invasive treatment would be to get an oral appliance from a dentist trained to make them well. ...Read more

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I have had stressful dreams every night and bruxism for 5 months. Just moved. How do I find the right doctor to talk about this and/or change meds?

I have had stressful dreams every night and bruxism for 5 months. Just moved. How do I find the right doctor to talk about this and/or change meds?

Bruxism and stress: can be treated w/biofeedback and psychotherapy. Please see a clinical psychologist. Start w/seeing your family doc who may refer you to the proper professional. Welcome to your new place. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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A TMJ doctor is going to treat my capsulitis with a splint. Is this the best/most typical option? I have an open bite, an overbite, bruxism, and FMS.

A TMJ doctor is going to treat my capsulitis with a splint. Is this the best/most typical option? I have an open bite, an overbite, bruxism, and FMS.

TMJ/TMD: TMJ/TMDysfunction has a wide range of severity, causes and treatment modalities. Properly fabricated intraoral splints are one of the most conservative and widely prescribed options. However, proper diagnosis and treatment by an experienced and trained doctor in this field is the real key. ...Read more

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What ways can I stop my bruxism? My head, teeth, ears & jaw hurt all at once and doctors keep telling me it's my anxiety but i know it's not

Seek care: See a prosthodontist who can evaluate your bite. You may need a bite guard, a bite adjustment or some restorative work done or a combination of the three. The pain is coming from strained jaw muscles due to an unbalanced bite. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

What to do if i'm experiencing frequent tightness at shoulder, neck and head. Headache and teeth grinding. Doctor say nothing to worry. Help!?

Myofascial pain: 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

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I am a 56 yr old male. I was prescribed alprazolam for my panic attacks many years ago. Due to lack of insurance, now sympotami horrible sleep, sweating, pacing, teeth grinding, losing close relationships i need help find a doc or tx. Center in my area

I am a 56 yr old male.  I was prescribed alprazolam for my panic attacks many years ago.  Due to lack of insurance, now sympotami horrible sleep, sweating, pacing, teeth grinding, losing close relationships i need help find a doc or tx. Center in my area

Coming : Coming off benzodiazepines is dangerous because withdrawal can include unstable vital signs and seizures. You need to be seen and assessed. Depending on how long you have been off of the alprazolam, you may be done with the withdrawal. If so, there are other safer medications for panic attacks that are nonaddictive so you won't go through this again. Please be seen medically so that you can safely taper the Alprazolam and then hopefully switch to a non-addictive medication. There are free mental health clinics that can help you as well. ...Read more

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