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    Teeth Grinding

    Teeth grinding (otherwise known as bruxism) is caused by the pressing, clenching or physical grinding of teeth against each other, often at night. Read more →

    It started a year ago with shoulder pain, then head aches when I wake up . As the months have gone by it's now my jaw on the right side aches a lot . Iv had 2 ear infections and constantly feel like my ears are blocked up. Then 2 months ago I woke up with a banging headache and jaw ache , when I looked in the mirror my jaw was swollen so I open my mouth and to my horror my teeth were wobbly and gums were red and swollen. The pain when trying to close my mouth and put just the slightest pressure on my teeth was excruciating . I saw my dentist and iv been told I have night bruxism . I Was give medication and given a night guard. Iv been told I have a big over bite now and when I close my teeth together my top teeth completely cover my bottom teeth and this I feel is making it very difficult to eat as I'm always in pain. Well it's been 3 weeks with the night guard and there is no difference . The dentist says because my bottom teeth are crooked and over crowded it's worse and they have now worn away the enamel behind my front 4 teeth and will go into the pulp. All I can say is , at times the pain is unbearable to the point of not wanting to wake up . Iv never in my life felt pain like this and at the age of 40 I'd like to think or I'm hoping that surely there is something someone can do to help me as I can't carry on for much longer with just night guard and pain killers for the rest of my life :(





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    I am 23 and have been grinding my teeth for the past 4 years. My dentist identified that i had bruxism but as a student i couldn't afford the expensive custom mouthguard he suggested. When researching bruxism i came across www.bruxism.org.uk which contains useful advice and you can buy temporary mouth-guards which have proven very effective for me.





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    I have visited my dentist again, last week in fact, and he said there isn't any other treatment for Bruxism! So, still don't know what to do. I'll have no teeeth left at this rate - so maybe that's the cure - LOL!

    i have had bruxism for a number of years , i had paid for everything to help but no solution , my gums are now in trouble receeding at front and swollen at back , i brux on one side mainly , i dont know if i should get the main tooth i brux on taken out or if i will just grind in another area , my teeth are being weakened . i am 42





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    I suffer from bruxism (grinding my teeth). My dentist has suggested a gum guard but I can't keep anything in my mouth for very long as it makes me vomit. Is there anything else I can do as I'm breaking all my teeth at night from constant grinding?





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    There are other treatment options available, visit your dentist again.

    I have visited my dentist again, last week in fact, and he said there isn't any other treatment for Bruxism! So, still don't know what to do. I'll have no teeeth left at this rate - so maybe that's the cure - LOL!

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    In addition to the dental nurses' comment, you should also consider stress. Stressful job, homelife and even your genetics play a role in this condition commonly known as 'bruxism' or 'grinding'. This can lead to problems with your jaw joints (TMJ), broken and worn down teeth. Ideally, ask your dentist for advice, as they can provide you with a nightguard and other forms of support.

    I have suffered from bruxism for very many years now I have a wobbly front tooth have had perio but seems to have become worse. I have seen the dentist stated no cure but am willing to wear a brace Ancient Egyptians would tie teeth together is that an option. Could you arrange for me to visit that amazing dentist that helped that guy with wrong implants that did the work in a day please. Thanks.





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    I have bruxism, which my dentist, thankfully picked up during a check-up. My teeth weren't badly damaged yet. The dentist noticed that my teeth were wearing quickly and were also moving more than was to be expected after I had my wisdom teeth removed. I sleep with an acrylic mouthguard which clips onto my upper teeth. No more damage. It pays to see your dentist regularly enough for him to notice any changes to your bite. Also, be sure to be fussy about flossing and brushing every day. ;-)





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    Hello. I have ad bruxism now 4 about 10 or more years. The doctor at the maxifacial clinic gave me some exercises to do to strenthen the muscles and told me not to clench my front teeth bt I only have 7 teeth which are at the front ov my mouth so I find it verry hard nt to clench and is leaving me with little choice on wat I can eat plus I have also lost my cheek muscles which as giving me a scelotor look which is also causing depression. Over the past 3 or 4 year I have been having problems eating talking and it also is causin problems between my partner and I when kissin as it clicks verry loudly. I get lots ov pain on both sides and it can lock up which really hurts too . Can you please help as the muscle exercises are not working at all and I am at my witts end . Thanks x





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    Hi everyone, those suffering with bruxism I feel your pain! I have a front tooth crown and grind my teeth. I'm suffering with tooth pain on the crown my dentist has given me a mouth guard which cost £200 and actually made the pain worse. He says the pain i experience is because i need to floss more (i already do twice a day) but i am pretty sure it's because of the pressure on the crown when i grind as it's much thicker than the other teeth at the back making my bite uneven. My previous dentist years ago made me a mouth guard which seemed to work but i lived up north and i'm now near London. I'm struggling to find a dentist to help me out please can someone recommend one for me I live in Reading the pain is making me go crazy i think i will lose my tooth soon if i don't get it sorted :( and i feel very stressed out about it





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    Hi,I suffer from severe grinding and I go every 3 months to the maxiofacial department at my local hospital and have botox injections in my temples and in the jaw muscles. This is really effective. Try asking your dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon and about this treatment.

    Hi,I suffer from severe grinding and I go every 3 months to the maxiofacial department at my local hospital and have botox injections in my temples and in the jaw muscles. This is really effective. Try asking your dentist to refer you to an oral surgeon and about this treatment.

  • Teeth grinding

    Episode 3 - Rural

    This week's episode includes a woman leaving pieces of skin everywhere, and cases featuring lumpy eyes, boils on the groin and some truly terrifying teeth. Read more →

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