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After grinding teeth all night, muscles on back of head are contracted. Any solution?

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Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry

In brief: See your dentist

Teeth grinding MAY be a subconscious release of daily tension.
Try reducing stress, especially before bed (don't watch TV news as that is stressful). This may work or you may need a mouth guard to reduce stress. Some dentists have a Biolase Epic diode laser (not painful) which has a pain therapy mode which has been shown to be quite helpful.

In brief: See your dentist

Teeth grinding MAY be a subconscious release of daily tension.
Try reducing stress, especially before bed (don't watch TV news as that is stressful). This may work or you may need a mouth guard to reduce stress. Some dentists have a Biolase Epic diode laser (not painful) which has a pain therapy mode which has been shown to be quite helpful.
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Dr. Scott Williams
Dentistry

In brief: Stop grinding :)

First i recommend a massage.
That can loosen up those muscles. Warm moist heat can help too. Second i recommend evaluation for an anti-grinding night guard. There is no cure for grinding, but we can help reduce the negative effects, both muscular and on your teeth. Odds are that if your head muscles hurt you are damaging your teeth as well.

In brief: Stop grinding :)

First i recommend a massage.
That can loosen up those muscles. Warm moist heat can help too. Second i recommend evaluation for an anti-grinding night guard. There is no cure for grinding, but we can help reduce the negative effects, both muscular and on your teeth. Odds are that if your head muscles hurt you are damaging your teeth as well.
Dr. Scott Williams
Dr. Scott Williams
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Appliance, etc.

Nighttime appliance can help; change in pillow may help.
Stress reduction, or improved response to your stress can help. Decrease caffeine.

In brief: Appliance, etc.

Nighttime appliance can help; change in pillow may help.
Stress reduction, or improved response to your stress can help. Decrease caffeine.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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