Night guard making pain worse??
Hi, about a fortnight ago I went to the dentist and was told that I am grinding my teeth in my sleep. I thought it was quite odd at first as no other dentist had told me this before( 1st time seeing this particular dentist, he was foreign). He asked if I had pain in my jaw in the morning and I said 'no'. I do have anxiety and have been told that anxiety can cause people to grind their teeth and though they are unaware of doing so. So have gave me a custom nightguard. At first it hurt quite a bit but I'd expected it to really as I thought my jaw would take a while to get used to it. But each time I wake up now the pain gets worse. Is this normal? Should I even be wearing one at all?
I am going to try not wearing it tonight and see how it goes anyway.