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Old 07-12-2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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Cheeks feek weird is it reflux?

Hello all! I was wondering if any of you with reflux every have a weird feeling in your jaws or cheeks? This morning it feels like when you blow up a balloon and you hurt your cheeks trying to do it. I mean the pain isn't bad. My cheek and jaw just feel funny. Like a little puffy. First it was one side now both. I have just been to the dentist. They didn't see anything wrong. The doctor thinks I may be a teeth grinder. I just want to know if acid reflux can do that or if I have something else going on. Thanks!

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Re: Cheeks feek weird is it reflux?

I am a grinder with acid reflux. I'm not sure if they have anything to do with each other. I can say that my grinding is worse when my sinuses are acting up.

I have a question about your cheeks. Do you have a ridge on the inside of your cheek? I have one from where I have chewed/ bitten the inside of my cheek over the years while grinding when asleep. That might be a tell-tale sign. Also, if your back teeth are flattened you will know you are a grinder. If that is the case, an occlusal guard can be a big help.

If it is reflux, you should prop up your bed headboard about 6 inches. That is supposed to help with nighttime reflux. You could experiment and try. I sleep with my bed propped. I hate it because I can't get comfortable and my blankets and I slide during the night, but at this point, I am willing to try anything. Not sure it is real effective, but I figure it couldn't hurt.

 
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Re: Cheeks feek weird is it reflux?

HI there! Yes I have ridges on the sides of my cheeks inside the mouth. They are bite marks. My back teeth are worn down a bit. So I guess that would mean I am a grinder. I bought a bite guard that I will start with tomorrow nite when I get it formed to my mouth. I sure hope it will work! Thanks for your advice!

 
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Re: Cheeks feek weird is it reflux?

Interesting. I have those ridges on the side of my cheeks too, and my dentist says I'm a moderate to heavy grinder. On my last visit, he fitted me with a night guard. I wear it most nights but I do find it a bit of a pain. Oh, and I'm an acid reflux sufferer too. I wonder if these are all related. They say night grinding is related to anxiety and anxiety is related to reflux. The "joy" never ends
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