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Need advice on teeth grinding mouth guards please?
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iliveinpain - April 18

I bought an over the counter one last night. I boiled it and fitted it correctly. I wasn't able to sleep with it, I felt like I was going to gag. I know I've been grinding horribly because I wake up with my teeth and temples hurting. I'm sure this is also making my neck and shoulder pain worse. I guess I'll have to get one specially made at the dentist, and I'm worried about the cost. Does anyone have any suggestions?? Thanks.

 

jewels - April 19

I have a upper and lower guard made by my dentist. They cost me almost 1000.00 for both. I did gag when they were in my problem is it keeps my mouth open which in turn dries my mouth out and I find it is a little hard to swallow. I would try the over the counter one if I were you before getting a custom made one. That's just my opinion.

 

iliveinpain - April 19

wow jewels, thanks for clueing me in to that. I thought when you paid that kind of money, it would be more comfortable. And I guess there's no returns on something like that, that's awful. Think I'll stick with my over the counter, thanks for your advice.

 

tohidu - April 19

Has anyone tried using the NTI(Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Device)Clenching Suppression System?
My dentist recommends it and says it is better than the older TMJ devices. I am considering having one made. I think it costs around $200.

 

iliveinpain - April 19

tohidu, I've never heard of this. If you do decide to try it, please let us know how it works for you.








tohidu wrote:
Has anyone tried using the NTI(Nociceptive Trigeminal Inhibition Device)Clenching Suppression System?

I've never heard of this before, I googled it and it sounds interesting. If anyone has experience with it, please share, thanks.

 

Fantod - April 19

I've had a bite guard for years. They do take some getting used to initially. I have insurance and mine was $700 or so. I'm on my 6 or 7th one. I destroy them with great regularity. My dentist says that on a scale of 1 -10 with ten being the worst, I'm a 9 when it comes to clenching and grinding.

Do whatever you have to to preserve your teeth. The intial cost is worth it when you consider the alternative of having to crown everything due to extreme wear. I have 7 "natural teeth" left, everything else is crowned or an implant due to my bruxism. Take care.

 

Noca - April 20

When I took stimulants for my ADD, they made me clench my teeth. Other than that, I do a lot of teeth grinding. Haven't really considered doing anything about it though.

 

tohidu - April 20

iliveinpain,

I will definitely let you know what I decide. I am really leaning toward going ahead with this device, I need some relief soon. Go to the following site that for more info.

bettersmile.com/node/37

 

My Bleeding Heart - April 21

I had to spend about $2000 for an upper and lower appliance made by a specalty dentist to stop my snoring. It is called a TAP appliance. It was worth the money, because I sleep better with it, and it is comfortable. It does keep my mouth open, which dries out my mouth. I am looking into artificial mouth lubricant so I don't have trouble with cavities. Saliva helps prevent bacteria that contribute to cavities.

The dentist also worked on the alignment of my jaws which reduced my head and neck pain. My neurologist referred me to this dentist, so I was confident that he was well qualified.

I fought to get insurance to cover this, but they would not. Good luck, and do some research and find a reputable experienced dentist for this.

 

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