Thursday, June 7, 2007

This week's most ...

... annoying self-imposed pain:
Toothache caused by teeth grinding at night.



4 comments:

DaniGirl said...

Ugh, I do that. It's hell on the dental work!

Miche said...

Yep. It's especially annoying to have to go to the dentist and pay an arm and a leg to make sure that it isn't some jaw-bone eating infection!

KLee said...

If you continue to grind, you can go buy (very inexpensively, and in practically any sporting goods section) a mouth guard like a football player or boxer might wear, and this may save you some dental pain, and some jaw pain later down the line.

I have TMJ, and I have a mouth guard for those nights when my jaw really hurts. Also, taking naproxen sodium helps, because it is an anti-inflammatory.

Hope that helps you some!

Miche said...

KLee, thanks for the terrific advice!