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My back teeth do not touch soon after waking up but bite becomes normal in a few hours. Why?
Query: Hello doctor, I have bruxism and TMJ, and I just started using a mouth guard that I got from my dentist. I am concerned because when I wake up in the morning, I feel that my bite is different. My back teeth do not touch. However, after 1 or 2 hours my bite goes back to normal. Is this normal?  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Do you wear your nightguard properly at night? If yes, then it is normal that you feel the gap between teeth. As it is the prime function of giving you nightguard that it does not let your teeth overlap firmly and deeply. This tray does not allow teeth of both arches to...  Read Full »
Should I get graft for gum recession?
Query: Hi doctor, I have gum recession due to bruxism and aggressive brushing. None of my gum measurements are over 3. Should I get a gum graft now or should I wait?  Read Full »
Dr. Naveen Thomas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is better get gum graft now (gingival graft). Also, it will be better if you get a mouthguard for bruxism and wear them permanently except while eating. For further doubts consult a periodontist online -->  Read Full »
Does grinding cause loosening of teeth?
Query: Hi doctor, I have noticed that my first molar is loose. I keep pushing it with my tongue and clenching a bit against it and I just noticed that it has become loose little more. I have my wisdom teeth and I think it might be applying pressure forward on these teeth. I read in a book that day grindin...  Read Full »
Dr. Naseer Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and you are having a habit of grinding your teeth during the night, that is called as bruxism and the symptomatic treatment for that is the use of mouth guards. I recommend you visit a dentist and get it checked. Your treatment depends on ...  Read Full »
How to deal with teeth grinding that developed due to brain tumor?
Query: Hello doctor, My nephew is 2 years and 5 months old and he had a brain surgery two months ago to extract a brain tumor. It was an anaplastic ependymoma on his fourth ventricle. After brain surgery, his awareness was low and he was on a ventilator for 50 days. He is doing well know, but ou...  Read Full »
Dr. Chirag Solanki
Neuro Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Sorry to hear about your nephew. Due to the tumor for which he was operated, the cerebellum (small brain) was affected. Due to that, he has developed bruxism which is a rare complication. Unfortunately, there is no effective established recommended treatment. Some ...  Read Full »
I noticed cracks in my molar teeth.Should I wear a mouthguard?
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 »
Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »
Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »
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. I have some pain in the face also. It is from the last two months. The doctor is unable to identify.  Read Full »
Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the files uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Having looked at the picture and the X-rays, it seems that there are no cavities. There is some generalized bone loss along with the widening of PDL (periodontal ligament) spaces. ...  Read Full »
What can be done to permanently cure clicking of TMJ?
Query: Hello doctor, I have problems with my TMJ. When I wake up in the morning, I feel an annoying clicking in my TMJ. I do some exercise by opening and closing my jaw (while giving support to my chin with the thumb). It reduces that clicking to some extent but I want some permanent treatment. I do not f...  Read Full »
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I had gone through your question. I can understand your concern about your TMJ. There may be some cause associated with it, that means for a permanent solution you have to single out the cause and eliminate it. Some major causes are as follows: 1. Missing teeth, grossl...  Read Full »
How can I get rid of brown stains on teeth permanently?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 54 years old and I have never taken good care of my teeth until a couple of months when I started noticing a very rapid erosion of enamel on my front teeth near the gum line. This area was becoming very thin on a couple of teeth and turning brown and no amount of brushing, cleani...  Read Full »
Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Just checked your given picture and thanks for detailed history (attachment removed to protect patient identity). These brown marks are because of smoking. You have not left me with anything to suggest you as you have already done with home remedies, peroxides, care, et...  Read Full »
I feel like all my teeth are loose and going to fall out. Can this issue be reversed?
Query: Hi doctor, I used to have bruxism (now I do not because I wear a mouth guard) and now my gums are receding. It feels loose and worn out and I cannot even eat soft foods without it feeling wobbly. I cannot even speak properly because I feel like my teeth are going to fall out. Are all my teeth going ...  Read Full »
Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have been through your query. You are using Corsodyl mouthwash. That contains Chlorhexidine gluconate and is a broad spectrum antibiotic used to treat various aphthous ulcers or other oral infections. But, if you have listened to the previous dentist, he would have r...  Read Full »


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