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Want to get overbite fixed, jaw pain, headache, hurts to chew. What can we try?

Hi, My dentist referred me to see an orthodontist to get my overbite examined, but because I turned 21 they won t accept me because I have a forward health card. My mom has tried several things to try and get me in to see an orthodontist but no one is accepting me. We don t know what else to do. I am really wanting to get my overbite fixed because my jaw has been hurting constantly and it has been causing me to get headaches . Sometimes when my jaw is hurting I can t even eat because it hurts to chew. My dentist made a night guard for me because he thought maybe the reason why I was having jaw pain was because I was grinding my teeth at night but now he doesn t think that is the case because I am still having jaw pain and I still am getting headaches from it. Is there anything else that you can think of that we should try?
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 's  Response
hello there....Deep bite when untreated would lead to many problems such as loosening of your lower front teeth, receding of your gums with relation to the lower front teeth, this would occur because of trauma from occlusion...pain in front of the ears, pain the side of your head region, pain while you eat and clicking while open and close in few...Deep bite needs to be addressed...if the vertical relation has collapsed that has to be addressed as well... the orthodontist has to procline the upper teeth and create enough space so that symptoms could come down...If deep bite is your problem night guards are not helpful...
Answered: Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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  Anonymous's Response
persistent headache & jaw pain generally arise due to incorrect maxillo-mandibular relation. increased overbite may be a cause.

you din't mentioned since when you are experiencing the pain & whats the condition of your lower front teeth (mandibular central incisors) are they mobile.....if they are mobile then your headaches & jaw pain are are due to increased overbite...this is because due to constant trauma on the lower incisors by upper incisors leads to it mobility.

your pain could also be due to trauma to nerves in the facial & temporal region because of which you are experiencing these symptoms.

it is advised that you should consult a neurologist for 2nd opinion.

till then you can take any anti inflammatory drug that might provide you temporarily relive.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
Dentist Dr. Preet Kaur's  Response
hi there
thanx for query
looking into your case i believe you need to see specialist help an orthodontist and a oral surgeon for sure.
u can't do anything much about it on your own.
make sure do not have very hard nutty stuff, have soft foods and green leafy veggies and fruits.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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