Clenching of jaws is otherwise called bruxism. It is commonly caused due to stress, and it is done at night time. It causes facial pain and headache. It can result in TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder, causing displacement in the disc's place. Using a mouthguard helps to prevent extreme tooth wear and TMJ pain.
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Please help me identify the reason for pain in my jaw and face.
Query: Hello doctor, I have pain in my teeth when I chew for the last two months. I have some pain in the face also. The doctor is unable to identify. Kindly help. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the files uploaded (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). Having looked at the picture and the X-rays, there are no cavities. There is some generalized bone loss and the widening of PDL (periodontal ligament) spaces. This is i... Read Full »
What is the reason for pain in my jaws and pressure on my temple region?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been having a lot of pain in my jaw, which radiates from the left to the right side of my mouth. Now, I am having a strange pressure on my temples. It does not really hurt, but it is just kind of a pressure or odd feeling. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can be due to grinding your teeth. If you have this habit, then quit it. If you have a habit of closing mouth tightly, then quit it soon. I suggest you try doing the following: Open and close your mouth whenever you are free. Massage your temple with olive oil or ca... Read Full »
I have jaw pain due to severe clenching. How to fix it?
Query: Hi doctor, I clench my jaw a lot, and my mouth hurts quite a bit from doing so. I need to fix the pain from clenching. Kindly help me. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to quit this habit. There are a few ways you can try to get rid of it, and the pain will be gone. To quit clenching, if you feel some fear or anything then rule out the cause of it due to which you clench. If stressed or worried try to solve it. When you feel ... Read Full »
How to know if a person has anxiety disorder?
Query: Hi doctor,I have tooth sensitivity problem. I am suffering from this problem since last two months. I am unable to drink water also. I tried many sensitivity toothpastes, but it does not work properly. Please suggest me a proper drug or suggestion for instant relief. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tooth sensitivity happens due to many reasons, and it may be because of cavities in teeth. For instant relief, you need to put desensitized toothpaste, but as you are saying it is not working, then it is better for you to visit a dentist and get an x-ray done. The... Read Full »
Do I have tooth movement while clenching during Invisalign treatment?
Query: Hi doctor, I am using Invisalign. I clench my jaw a lot and put pressure on my tooth. Sometimes, I can feel my tooth movement. I think that I am going to lose my tooth. Is this bad to do? Kindly suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Clenching of tooth is not an uncommon habit and 75 percent of world population do it. I am glad to hear that you are aware of clenching your tooth. There are some best non-pharmacological ways to manage it. Do not clench hard as it deteriorates your jaw joints in a ... Read Full »
What causes black cracks in teeth?
Query: Hello doctor, While looking at my teeth the other day, I noticed what looked like cracks in my molar teeth (2nd from the back) on either side. Recently, I went to the dentist for a cleaning and also was complaining about sensitive teeth to both hot and cold. On both these teeth, I have a bit of ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all thank God that you met a good endodontist who diagnosed the right problem. Secondly, through all your case history it is evident that you are having a chronic habit of clenching your jaws that is called 'bruxism' in medical terms. What happens in it is, due t... Read Full »
What can be the reason for my jaw pain?
Query: Hi doctor, I have jaw pain while clenching my jaw together and opening my mouth wide. It has pained only on the left side where my two jaw bones meet in the back of the mouth or jaw. I took Advil and the pain has reduced. May I know the reason for this? Please explain. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pain you are experiencing may be because of soreness of your masticatory muscles, the muscles used during eating and chewing. Consult your dentist for a physical evaluation to eliminate malocclusion (imperfect positioning of tooth), tooth caries or abscess in the mou... Read Full »