Are there any drugs that will stop me grinding my teeth when I'm asleep?
I broke my tooth guard yesterday morning and I woke up this morning and could taste the ground remains of tooth in my mouth, kind of dusty Feeling with my tongue it even seems like I've managed to grind a fair bit away from my teeth in just one night (or I might just be being paranoid). I went to the dentist and I'm getting my new guard on wednesday but I'm seriously worrying about the meantime. I have quite a few diazepam which I know is a relaxant, if I took it would I not grind my teeth?
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really bad bruxism, help needed watch
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- 05-01-2013 23:18
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- 05-01-2013 23:37
I forgot to say, I'm on some medication which I believe is the reason for the bruxism, if I stopped that for a few days would that stop it?
I didn't have this problem until I took the medication and it says in the leaflet that it can be a side effect.
Thanks for any help.
- 06-01-2013 11:12
I wouldn't stop any medication without consulting your doctor first, it could cause worse side effects. Why not call the NHS direct line to ask their advice on this one?
As far at the bruxism goes, do you find it's worse when you're worried about something (I know mine is!) - if yes, try and get yourself into a nice relaxing routine at bedtime and maybe try talking about your worries to someone before you sleep so you don't have it all circling around in your head.
There is more than one type of mouth guard - ask your dentist about an alternative, it's a bit trial and error but you mind find that a different type works better for you