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Treatment of Bruxism using gum guards - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you
User :   hello doctor ..i have problem of biting teeth during nights
User :   bruxism
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
User :   23,f,it professional,bangalore,single,58,5.6,y
Doctor :   Since when are you having ti and is it causing you any Problem
Doctor :   now
User :   yes
User :   as per my parents , i have from childhood
User :   hypersensitivity
Doctor :   ok
User :   some of the teeth have cracks also
Doctor :   If you grind your teeth because of stress, you may be able to prevent the problem with professional counseling or strategies that promote relaxation, such as exercise and meditation.
Doctor :   If you have any Fears then you need to talk to some one of your Family regarding that
Doctor :   a mouth guard or protective dental appliance (splint) to prevent damage to the teeth.
User :   i tried using spints...but i developed swollen stopped
Doctor :   It is called Gum Guard and is available in Sports stores
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   a custom mouth guard to fit your mouth. would prevent on the Swollen Gums
User :   mouth guard and splints are diff??
Doctor :   Gum Guards are slightly different from Splints
Doctor :   Gum Guards are used by the Boxers and they come for the Upper tooth made of Rubber and would prevent the tooth coming in contact
User :   ok
Doctor :   Concentrate on resting your tongue upward with your teeth apart and your lips closed.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Botulinum toxin (Botox) injections may help you, with severe bruxism that hasn't responded to other treatments.
User :   are they safe?
Doctor :   They are weighed based on the necessity and the adverse effects and any Drug comes with its own adverse effects
Doctor :   so the Pro's and Con's need to be weighed
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   my teeth turning yellow
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it the result of vitamin supplements?
Doctor :   Get them scaled regularly
Doctor :   at least once in 3-6 months and later as per your Dentists suggestions
Doctor :   What Vitamins are you taking
User :   fefol and macalvit
Doctor :   Were you advised to or is it that you are taking it on your own
User :   i have SLE ...prescribed by my doctor
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Fefol have this adverse effects on long term therapy
User :   im taking it from past two years
Doctor :   does not call you to quit them instead speak to your Dentist regarding the alternative for it or along with it what measures that you can take
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
User :   done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   thank u doctor
User :   thats all
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