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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 5 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
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 3 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?
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?
I was eating something crunchy when I suddenly got jaw pain on the left side near my ear whenever I clench my teeth. Is this something I can wait out?
Be careful: You could have strained your left TMJ when you were eating. If the range of motion of your jaw is not affected and you experience no pain/discomfort or popping/clicking in the joint when you open and close and if you don't notice a change in your bite then you can expect it to get better. Just eat a softer diet, try taking an NSAID like advil (ibuprofen) and alternate between hot/cold compress on the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right hand side jaw pain and clicking ive noticed I'm always clenching my teeth how can I stop doing it? As sometimes I don't realise I'm doing it
I am wearing a mouth guard , but still in the morning i get my muscle tight , jaw pain, also sinus pressure in the cheeks! what could be done?
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 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Terrible teeth and jaw pain after using 10 mg ambien (zolpidem) for 3 days plus really dry mouth?
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
Had 4 teeth extracted last week today I wake up with ear pain n jaw pain can barely open my mouth follow up appointment didn't show any problems?
I'm concerned if i could be developing Ludwig's Angina. I have pain from 2 teeth. I had jaw pain 3 weeks, breathing OK, no fever, Some pain bottom of mouth, under side of head feels OK.
Not Ludwig's: Ludwig's angina refers to a very serious, life-threatening soft tissue infection ) necrotizing fasciitis) in the area below the jaw. If you had this, you would not be alive to actually write your question since patients with this diagnosis appear toxic, in severe pain, and barely alive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear ache sometimes in both ears, teeth sometimes hurt, very sharp jaw pain on right side of mouth mostly happens before bed, get it daily what is it?
Pain and dysfunction: If the tmj/tmd issues last for awhile, some symptoms can affect the ear (s) in many ways. You may develop ringing in the ears; earaches, popping-grating-clicking that is heard constantly in the ears; roaring muffled sounds; hearing loss; on and on. It is better to see an ENT first if you have ear symptoms to rule out it being the ears as the source of the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Impacted&rotten wisdom teeth, can it cause sore throat, ear pain, jaw pain?Mainly sore throat at back of mouth(annoying). Always swallowing thick mucous
For the last 3 days I've had jaw pain just on the right side. I've had headaches + can't open my mouth wide! Any idea why? Wisdom tooth coming through
Ear and upper mouth pain along upper jaw. Pain before wisdom tooth removed, didn't solve problem. Been to three dentists and ent. Constant ache.
Mystery: We are limited as to what to attribute the cause of your symptoms to over the internet. This requires a proper and complete medical and dental history, along with a clinical exam and a full set of x-rays. You might want to get a consult at a local dental school or a teaching hospital dental residency program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Excruciating pain on the right side of my mouth. Throbbing jaw pain, tooth aches, sore gums , facial swelling, lips are numb, and a low grade temp.
Is Ludwigs common really worried cause i have jaw pain feels like teeth hurt but family dr said she thought its was from cleanching ?
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