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View Poll Results: Do you have jaw pain, tension, or grind your teeth?
I have jaw pain and/or tension 96 47.52%
I grind my teeth 94 46.53%
Nope, I'm good! 12 5.94%
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05-24-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Do you have jaw pain, tension, or grind your teeth?

I've been going to a body worker who has been practicing his specialty for over 20 years and is probably the best I've been to. Today he literally put on some gloves, opened up my mouth, and worked on my jaw muscles. Holy crap was my right jaw muscle a mess.

He explained how the jaw muscles are incredibly important from the perspective that they're the starting point for various fascia and other connections that run through the chest all the way through the digestive system. And if it's out of whack, it can cause all sorts of issues.

I'm just curious how many here have jaw pain, tension, or grind their teeth.
05-24-2011, 01:36 PM   #2
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Oh yes, very much so. grind my teets until I find pieces of my teeth in my mouth next morning. Managed to break two teeth this way. Also my front teeth are shorter due to this. I have some kind of rubber mouthpiece now to wear at night. Jaw pain and infection of the facial nerce. No pain medicine allowed besides pensaid. Doctors not sure whether it is from grinding or arthritis. Never thought this could be related to Crohn's though.
04-05-2012, 05:02 PM   #3
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I had since 15 and have jaw thing I wear. So I do get lock jaw or rattle and shaking.
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04-05-2012, 05:33 PM   #4
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Never had teeth problem although I did use to dream that my teeth had fallen out funny now since I'm in remission that has happened!!! Weird I did have bleeding gums during a bad flare but again all cleared up since remission
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04-05-2012, 06:17 PM   #5
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Near constant jaw clenching for years... somehow I have managed to escape TMJ disorder--thank goodness!
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04-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #6
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I'm pretty sure I have bruxism http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0002386/ as I wake in the morning sometimes with me grinding away and one time had a hard time opening my mouth and only shut it harder and harder (was during the waking stage, almost a sleep paralysis type situation) and I also grind them throughout the day. It can really mess up your teeth. I got one pulled not that long ago cause half of it was ground away causing an abscess.
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04-23-2012, 08:57 PM   #7
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I have to wear a night guard because I clench my teeth when I sleep.
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04-23-2012, 09:19 PM   #8
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Tooth-grinding night-guard wearer here.
04-23-2012, 10:13 PM   #9
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04-23-2012, 10:20 PM   #10
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Interesting. I forgot about this poll. Some pretty significant results there.
04-24-2012, 10:52 AM   #11
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Since reading this I have realised how much I clench my teeth! Its kind of annoying actually! I suddenly think to myself stop clenching your teeth! And then I relax my jaw and it feels strange!
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04-24-2012, 11:02 AM   #12
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I never knew how my ex-boyfriend always knew when I was yawning, even in his car at night. It's because my jaw makes a popping sound every time. That was in my 20's. It still does.
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08-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #13
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I was wearing my teeth down due to the grinding. Dentist put porcelain in the front, bottom four and that has worked wonders. I gave up the night guards after the second time I couldn't find it in the morning. Gone, not in bed or on floor or wrapped up in bedding, just gone. So it was either the dog or me who ate it, and I'm going with me cause the dog was gone when the second one disappeared. lol
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10-21-2012, 10:01 AM   #14
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I don't have pain (no doubt I have that to look forward to) but I do notice that my jaw is often clenched (generally I do this in an attempt to 'fold' my lips and make them look a bit smaller)
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10-21-2012, 11:36 AM   #15
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I don't grind or have pain but I'm a habitual jaw clincher. So much that my back bottom teeth have indentions on them from the top teeth. Now that I've been made aware of it, when I'm awake I make myself stop if I notice what I'm doing. I just got a mouth guard made for when I sleep because I wake up with my teeth clinching.
10-21-2012, 01:14 PM   #16
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I don't really "grind" my teeth but I bump them together and make like music beats.
10-21-2012, 01:18 PM   #17
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I always clench my teeth when i sleep, when im angry but also to deal with the Crohn's pain when its at its worst. I do it that often you can see the imprints of my teeth in the side of my tongue.
My hypnotherapist said she could get my a mouthguard bu i would only end up biting down on that too so i have tk make a conscious effort to not do it- besides it makes me look like im angry when im not!
10-21-2012, 04:19 PM   #18
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madferrit it's very common to bite through the mouth guard eventually. Its one of those things that would need replacing. You can get one at a drug store but would have to keep replacing it or you can have one form fitted to your teeth that might last a little longer. Can't make yourself stop doing it while you're sleeping.
01-20-2013, 12:10 AM   #19
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I definitely suffer with jaw pain and TMJ.
01-20-2013, 02:29 PM   #20
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I do grind my teeth and have been talked to about the possibility of having a mouth guard at night. Which reminds me, I need to make a dentist appt...
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01-20-2013, 02:37 PM   #21
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I have tmj, dentist says so. I do grind and clench. Gt a mouth guard from dentist.
01-20-2013, 02:42 PM   #22
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I had a mouth guard for awhile, and it helped so much. I need to make a dentist appointment too..
01-20-2013, 10:09 PM   #23
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its one of those things where I don't realize until i wake up that I had been clenching my jaw maybe the whole night. It doesn't hurt or anything but it is definitely noticeable. I think it is mostly during stressful periods of my life.

once in a while i notice while awake i am clenching my jaw as well.

I have never thought much of it before
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01-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #24
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I don't have jaw pain but always clench my teeth and was told I have TMJ.
01-21-2013, 01:23 AM   #25
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I don't grind my teeth (dentist says not), but have always been told by masseurs and chiropractors that I carry tension in my jaw. My current chiropractor is a specialist in craniopathy and works and lectures throughout Australia in the field of TMJ (jaw), and head pain. As with David's body worker in the first post in this thread, if I am suffering from headaches, he literally puts on some gloves, opens up my mouth, and works on my jaw muscles.
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03-09-2013, 03:51 PM   #26
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I grind my teeth-- just invested in a permanent mouth guard at night.
03-11-2013, 10:01 AM   #27
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GroverCat, a permanent mouth guard? What is it made from? Soft or hard? My Chiro says he can make them for me for a fraction of the cost of the Dentist. As he put it "I can spend 20 bucks and replace whenever I eat them" he is a funny guy. lol
03-11-2013, 10:31 AM   #28
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haha- I haven't eaten one... YET. I don't have a chiro, so I didn't know about that as an option! I may be getting invisalign next year, which will negate my current mouth guard (hard plastic, and definitely not cheap!), so maybe I'll look into that for the next one. Thanks for the tip!
03-11-2013, 12:45 PM   #29
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your welcome for the tip. Straight teeth, what a concept. Mine are so crowded that its taken three teeth removed (oh thank you crohns) and 15 years to get enough room to floss between the molars.
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I sometimes wake up with my teeth clenched, seems to correlate with nights where I'm in a lot of pain.
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