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How do I stop clenching and grinding teeth?

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Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dentistry - Cosmetic
2 doctors agree

In brief: May not happen...

I highly recommend a night guard during sleep.
This will not stop the clenching and grinding; however, it will stop the harmful effects of clenching and grinding. Please see your dentist about getting a night guard.

In brief: May not happen...

I highly recommend a night guard during sleep.
This will not stop the clenching and grinding; however, it will stop the harmful effects of clenching and grinding. Please see your dentist about getting a night guard.
Dr. Mark Venincasa
Dr. Mark Venincasa
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Relaxation Therapy

Clenching & grinding is a spilling over of anxiety and had been effectively treated with relaxation therapy and self hypnosis.
Find a dentist or psychologist with experience in that area if you want to learn how to switch the anxiety behavior to one of relaxation. See you dentist in the meantime for a mouthguard to prevent damage to the teeth, TMJ and muscles.

In brief: Relaxation Therapy

Clenching & grinding is a spilling over of anxiety and had been effectively treated with relaxation therapy and self hypnosis.
Find a dentist or psychologist with experience in that area if you want to learn how to switch the anxiety behavior to one of relaxation. See you dentist in the meantime for a mouthguard to prevent damage to the teeth, TMJ and muscles.
Dr. Simon Rosenberg
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: A few ideas

A few ideas: Appliance therapy, occlusal treatment, medications, relaxation and behavioral strategies, Sleep hygiene.
Best to be evaluated and treated by TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: A few ideas

A few ideas: Appliance therapy, occlusal treatment, medications, relaxation and behavioral strategies, Sleep hygiene.
Best to be evaluated and treated by TMJ expert. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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