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Grinds teeth when asleep

My mother is 63yrs old. When awake she doesn't grind her teeth. But when asleep she grinds her= teeth badly. please advise on how to avoid this.
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Dr. M. R. Pujari
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Hi.. Visit dentist and ask for night guard for lower teeth. It will control teeth grinding Regards
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Dr. Suman Makam
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Hello, Mam,You need to take her to a dentist and get a night guard fabricated.These are thin vacuum pressed plastic trays that can be easily slipped onto the upper and lower arches,at night before sleeping,that will prevent the opposing teeth touching each other,acting as shock absorbers.These are very helpful. Regards Dr Sumanmakam
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Dr. Rajiv Rajan
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Please get a night guard fabricated. Its a thin vacuum formed plastic which will protect the teeth when she grinds subconsiously. Also please advice her to wear it during daytime too, it will help her a lot. The plastic trays are hardly visible, take it off at meal time.
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Dr. Bala Vignesh
Dentist 4 yrs exp Chennai
Hello sir Your mother seems to have a problem called as Bruxism... It can be due to stress or so many other factors ... I would suggest u to take her to a orthodontist to fabricate her a anti brux appliance ....
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Dr. Puja Bansal
Dentist 18 yrs exp Pune
hello consult a dentist and ask for nightguard.
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Dr. Dinesh B Rathod
Dentist 8 yrs exp Navi Mumbai
Need to fabricate a night guard,  to prevent the wear caused due to grinding.
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Consult with your dentist
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Dr. Shruti Joshi
Dentist 17 yrs exp Thane
Hi, First your mother should visit a dentist to rule out problem of abnormal bite which may be the cause for teeth grinding and she should wear nightguard (Plastic trays covering upper & lower teeth ) so that abnormal forces exerted by teeth grinding is not harming the teeth.
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Dr. Aman Arora
Dentist 19 yrs exp Delhi
Correction of teeth allignment by a dentist - Occlusal Adjustment
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Dr. Abhijit Anil Tambe
Prosthodontist 9 yrs exp Nashik
Firstly you need to take your mother to dentist. Get all diagnostic procedure done depending on that only treatment can be advised. Night gard is option for very short duration. Your mother may need crowns on all posterior teeth to prevent further wearing of those teeth.
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Dr. Mitali Parikh
Dental Surgeon 3 yrs exp Ahmedabad
Hello, Your mother should get a night guard which will help her and won't harm the teeth. It is made customized and easy to wear. It is a transparent appliance.
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Dr. Yatharth Bhatia
Dentist 12 yrs exp Gurgaon
Hi The best way to avoid teeth grinding is to wear a night guard while sleeping . It will take the load of the grinding teeth and prevent teeth damage. The condition is called as Bruxism. Usually seen in individuals with heavy work load or personal stress. Regards
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Dr. Suresh V
Dentist 15 yrs exp Chennai
If teeth are severely worn out because of night grinding it requires crowns. This will reduce sensitivity of tooth and increase facial height if its lost because of grinding of teeth.
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Dr. Priti Shukla
Dental Surgeon 9 yrs exp Bangalore
Night grinding is very common problem medically termed as bruxism.visit a dentist to know the cause of bruxism...if it is habitual...she can use night guard,provided by the dentist.
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