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Pain! I think the Bruxism is only half of it.

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Posted by: swimda50fast  (7 years ago)
I'm 19 Male, and last September got all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out. Before i went in for that surgery, there was intense pain in my upper right lateral, the dentist said it was because the wisdom teeth were pushing it.

The pain is back. It started 4 days ago, this time accompanied by constant pain in my right jaw. At first i thought it was just the molars but it's the entire jaw hemisphere. I came to understand that it was probably caused by Bruxism, and have read up about it, but the pain i'm experiencing from it seems much differrent from the dull sores being described. My thinking between the two pains i'm experiencing is that one night when i slept i grinded my teeth together from the stress i have been experiencing lately, or at least clentched my jaw tightly. Because i have a strange bite, my lower right lateral, makes contact with my upper right at an odd way, and the pressure from my jaw clenching, pushed my upper, to the point where it became loose again. Both these pains both from the tooth and the jaw, turn on and off, and sometimes one is worse than the other. I can't sleep and I cant chew at all with the right side of my face. I want to go to the dentist, but i'm afraid their going to say they cant do anything about it, and to just keep wearing the night guard i'v been wearing, while popping pain killers hoping they work. I don't know where else to turn, and the pain is terrible! it's 2:30 in the morning cause i can't sleep. please help!
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I'm 19 Male, and last September got all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out. Before i went in for that surgery, there was intense pain in my upper right lateral, the dentist said it was because the wisdom teeth were pushing it.

The pain is back. It started 4 days ago, this time accompanied by constant pain in my right jaw. At first i thought it was just the molars but it's the entire jaw hemisphere. I came to understand that it was probably caused by Bruxism, and have read up about it, but the pain i'm experiencing from it seems much differrent from the dull sores being described. My thinking between the two pains i'm experiencing is that one night when i slept i grinded my teeth together from the stress i have been experiencing lately, or at least clentched my jaw tightly. Because i have a strange bite, my lower right lateral, makes contact with my upper right at an odd way, and the pressure from my jaw clenching, pushed my upper, to the point where it became loose again. Both these pains both from the tooth and the jaw, turn on and off, and sometimes one is worse than the other. I can't sleep and I cant chew at all with the right side of my face. I want to go to the dentist, but i'm afraid their going to say they cant do anything about it, and to just keep wearing the night guard i'v been wearing, while popping pain killers hoping they work. I don't know where else to turn, and the pain is terrible! it's 2:30 in the morning cause i can't sleep. please help!


I once saw a patient with a bad bite like yours and he constantly put pressure on an incisor tooth and made it sore. So your hypothesis is possible.

Besides wearing your nightguard, orthodontics would be the only solution I could think of. Make sure your dentist takes an individual x-ray of the tooth so he can tell if there is not something else unexpected going on with the tooth.
Posted 7 years ago
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I'm 19 Male, and last September got all 4 of my wisdom teeth taken out. Before i went in for that surgery, there was intense pain in my upper right lateral, the dentist said it was because the wisdom teeth were pushing it.

The pain is back. It started 4 days ago, this time accompanied by constant pain in my right jaw. At first i thought it was just the molars but it's the entire jaw hemisphere. I came to understand that it was probably caused by Bruxism, and have read up about it, but the pain i'm experiencing from it seems much differrent from the dull sores being described. My thinking between the two pains i'm experiencing is that one night when i slept i grinded my teeth together from the stress i have been experiencing lately, or at least clentched my jaw tightly. Because i have a strange bite, my lower right lateral, makes contact with my upper right at an odd way, and the pressure from my jaw clenching, pushed my upper, to the point where it became loose again. Both these pains both from the tooth and the jaw, turn on and off, and sometimes one is worse than the other. I can't sleep and I cant chew at all with the right side of my face. I want to go to the dentist, but i'm afraid their going to say they cant do anything about it, and to just keep wearing the night guard i'v been wearing, while popping pain killers hoping they work. I don't know where else to turn, and the pain is terrible! it's 2:30 in the morning cause i can't sleep. please help!

unwanted occlusal forces can cause this type of pain. i think you should visit to an orthodontist who can diagnose the exact cause and tell u proper T/t plan
Dr.Mudita Barnawal
Posted 7 years ago
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