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Will A Mouth Guard Help With Jaw Pain From Clenching Teeth
Possible: 2 reasons to wear a mouthguard for grinding are 1) to prevent tooth wear and 2) prevent damage to jaw/TMJ. Some guards actually make the grinding worse. See a TMJ expert for guidance about this. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask MD, dentist and dental society for referral. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I've had jaw pain on the right side right below my ear whenever I open my mouth wide, not when I clench my teeth. It's getting more painful what is it?
If the original: Unbroken mouthguard was causing relief, but now the broken one is causing pain, then it would be reasonable to assume that the broken one is causing the discomfort. I would recommend being seen by your dentist to determine the cause. I am assuming the mouthguard is in fact a "nightguard" and not an atheteltc "mouthguard". In the interim stop wearing the broken mouthguard. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I bought a mouth guard. My jaw pain is gone but I have noticed my bite has changed. If I stop wearing the guard, will my bite return to normal?
Is it normal for the upper and lower teeth not to touch while mouth is closed unless it is opened to eat? I had undergone bite adjustment due to teeth/jaw pain and my teeth are not touching now.
Yes: At the age of 51, having wisdom teeth beginning to erupt into the mouth is not a common finding, although not impossible. Jaw pain with opening can be due to a number of different causes. A thorough clinical evaluation and diagnostic x-rays would be recommended to properly diagnose your problem in order to provide any indicated treatment recommendations. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi last nite throbbing jaw pain at the jawline. It was only on one side and the test of mouth didn't hurt. Could it be my teeth our some thing else?
Teeth a concern: Diffuse jaw pain can have several reasons, teeth are one of the more common ones, especially impacted teeth(under the gums). The gums surrounding the teeth can be painful. The jaw joint, tmj, can be a reason for pain, higher on the suspicion meter if you note popping with opening your jaw. The salivary glands, submandibular, can be an etiology for posterior jaw pain. See your dentist for an exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Jaw pain or problems opening my mouth after wisdom teeth surgery, is normal? And how can I adjust it?
Its the swelling: After a tooth is extracted the area swells. Bone is living tissue so it does swell and because of that edema [fancy ten dollar doctor word for swelling] it is harder to open the jaw. It will resolve usually four to five days after the procedure. Ice and anti inflammatory agents are the best solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have unexplained jaw pain. It started 4-5 days ago. I dont have teeth. Im a 38 yr d female with type 2 diabetes. When i get the pain, it makes my mouth water & I feel like I'm going to be sick. I can't explain the feeling. But it's like air or something
Oral surgeon: Hard to say without examination. Most common cause of jaw pain not related to tooth is TMJ. See oral surgeon for diagnosis. You many need to see a TMJ-orofacial pain doc. See a TMJ expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. Ask your physician, dentist or dental society for a recommendation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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