Snoring and Teeth Grinding

Discussion in 'Support' started by I who love music, Jul 8, 2014.

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    1. I who love music
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      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      I worked in the medical biz for 34 years. I witnessed hundreds and hundreds of people snoring and grinding their teeth in their sleep. Apparently it's common. I even do it. I wake up sometimes with a sore jaw and even sore teeth. My throat is often dry and sore and irritated from snoring. I blame my T on loud music when I was a kid. But I'm sure my snoring and 'bruxism' doesn't help.
       
    2. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      Hi IWLM, you may be on to something, One DR. I went to said that snoring and grinding teeth could be a TMJ problem causing T I told her I do snore but not sure if I grind my teeth, so I called a TMJ dentist and was quoted a price of $2000 for a complete exam for TMJ problems, then another
      $200-$300 for an appliance for my lower jaw. Insurance did not cover it so I never did have my jaw checked out.

      I believe are not to far from me, the TMJ dentist is on Hall rd.
       
    3. I who love music
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      I who love music Member

      Location:
      Michigan
      Tinnitus Since:
      mid seventies
      Hi Gary
      I have one of those no nonsense dentists. He bitches and hollers and tells jokes and just tells it like it is. Years ago I told him about headaches and tinnitus and he said, Oh, I know. You've ground your teeth down flat. I said, Well how do I stop doing it? He said, I don't know, you need a damn dental psychologist I guess. But he did make a bite guard for me which protected my teeth and only made me grind more. I guess because in my sleep I thought I was eating or something !?! And he was not real crazy about the TMJ specialists since most of them are in it for the big money and assume everyone can benefit from their treatment. (I saw people I worked with go to these guys and spend crazy amounts of money and never got rid of their problems. Never. ) Anyway, a half a cup of cereal (no sugar) and milk at bedtime keeps me from grinding, and I prop my head back with my mouth open to prevent snoring. I discovered those tricks about 20 years ago.
       
    4. Grace
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      Grace Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/14/2013
      My partner says i grind my teeth like crazy also lol
       
    5. gary
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      gary Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Macomb, MI. USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Who Knows
      But he did make a bite guard for me which protected my teeth and only made me grind more. .[/QUOTE]
      Well the TMJ Dr.s assistant told me all they can do for tinnitus is make an appliance for my lower jaw.
      Maybe his "you need a damn dental psychologist" would help:)
       

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