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Why do my teethhurt when i wake in the moring i close my teeth together the top and the bottom teeth touch and they hurt real bad it has been going on for about a month thankyou

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Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: Can't

Can't tell for sure but it sounds like you're clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep-that usually causes morning pain.
Impossible to know without an exam so call for one asap!

In brief: Can't

Can't tell for sure but it sounds like you're clenching or grinding your teeth in your sleep-that usually causes morning pain.
Impossible to know without an exam so call for one asap!
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
Dr. Jonathan Scharf
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry

In brief: It

It seems you are grinding and or clenching your teeth while you are sleeping.
The longer this goes on, the more likely you will have a tendency to have such symptoms as: sensitive and sore teeth, sore muscles, aches and pains around your jaw and jaw joints. This is usually related to the stress that you may be experiencing in your life. If you know why you have the additional stress lately, perhpaps you can find ways to reduce that stress and see if those symtoms subside. If this period of clenching is short lived, i wouldn't be too concerned. However, if this is an ongoing problem, i would strongly recommend that you see your dentist to evaluate the situation and consider some palliative treatment and possibly a night guard. Long term chenching and grinding habits can damage your teeth and jaw joint.

In brief: It

It seems you are grinding and or clenching your teeth while you are sleeping.
The longer this goes on, the more likely you will have a tendency to have such symptoms as: sensitive and sore teeth, sore muscles, aches and pains around your jaw and jaw joints. This is usually related to the stress that you may be experiencing in your life. If you know why you have the additional stress lately, perhpaps you can find ways to reduce that stress and see if those symtoms subside. If this period of clenching is short lived, i wouldn't be too concerned. However, if this is an ongoing problem, i would strongly recommend that you see your dentist to evaluate the situation and consider some palliative treatment and possibly a night guard. Long term chenching and grinding habits can damage your teeth and jaw joint.
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Steven Mc Connell
Dentistry - Cosmetic

In brief: If

If you wake with sore teeth, both upper and lower it is most likely due to night time grinding or clenching.
The most immediate remedy is to get yourself a night guard. There are simple over the counter ones you can try. However, the over the counter ones rarely fit correctly. It may be a better option to get a custom guard from your dentist. Consistent grinding or clenching can cause premature wear to the teeth, cause teeth to fracture and will cause bone loss and gum recession. The guard will slow down the process while it is being worn. However, the grinding and clenching may actually be happening because of a unbalanced bite relationship. Having your dentist change the bite so it is properly balanced may be the best solution. Be sure to have your bite checked.

In brief: If

If you wake with sore teeth, both upper and lower it is most likely due to night time grinding or clenching.
The most immediate remedy is to get yourself a night guard. There are simple over the counter ones you can try. However, the over the counter ones rarely fit correctly. It may be a better option to get a custom guard from your dentist. Consistent grinding or clenching can cause premature wear to the teeth, cause teeth to fracture and will cause bone loss and gum recession. The guard will slow down the process while it is being worn. However, the grinding and clenching may actually be happening because of a unbalanced bite relationship. Having your dentist change the bite so it is properly balanced may be the best solution. Be sure to have your bite checked.
Dr. Steven Mc Connell
Dr. Steven Mc Connell
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Dr. G Funari
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Not

Not enough information to give you a proper answer, but it may be that you are grinding your teeth at night leaving them sensitive to touch.
Recommend an evaluation by your dentist to determine what is going on.

In brief: Not

Not enough information to give you a proper answer, but it may be that you are grinding your teeth at night leaving them sensitive to touch.
Recommend an evaluation by your dentist to determine what is going on.
Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari
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