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    I have a really annoying habit that has developed through stress in the past couple of months, clenching my teeth at night. It's driving me crazy! :banghead: I know I'm doing it because my Jaws are achy in the morning and now I have an annoying click in my Jaw most days.

    So, do I go to the Dentist, or the Doctor?

    what can they do?
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    (Original post by ⱴalentina)
    I have a really annoying habit that has developed through stress in the past couple of months, clenching my teeth at night. It's driving me crazy! :banghead: I know I'm doing it because my Jaws are achy in the morning and now I have an annoying click in my Jaw most days.

    So, do I go to the Dentist, or the Doctor?

    what can they do?
    Do you really need to go to either? Surely it'll stop with less stress?

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    (Original post by Mazzini)
    Do you really need to go to either? Surely it'll stop with less stress?

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    Unfortunately, less stress isn't an option.
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    I've had the same problem. The solution is to go to the dentist so you won't damage your teeth - they'll probably fit you for a mouth guard. As for the stress side ... http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/teeth-g...roduction.aspx according to this you could have behavioral therapy or muscle relaxation exercises. Google 'bruxism' and see what you find.
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    You may need the dentist. they will make for you "night Guards" these are like retainers. Not very sexy. You pop them in and grind away all night but no damage and no waking with a stress headache because they act like a shock absorber
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    Dentist for aforementioned night guard.

    You might want to also see an oral surgeon if you've damaged your jaw (the clicking).
 
 
 
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