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When I am about to fall asleep I think some how my tongue

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When I am about to fall asleep I think some how my tongue gets in the way of my back teeth causing me to bite it if I do fall asleep it often happens again and wakes me up I am by far a healthy person right now and really need my sleep! It's been awhile now that I've slept thru the nite w/o this happening! Are their any medications with this side affect I've mentioned above?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

Hi there ...

Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

This often happens when there is soft tissue swelling of tongue or soft tissue in mouth .

If this happens then one should use saline gargles regularly for week , this will reduce swelling and help to overcome your issue .

Regards .

Positive feedback will be appreciated .

Thanks .

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've looked this up on Google and lots of docs recommend a mouth guard for when people sleep from grinding their teeth. I'm not sure if I am doing this.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Also what about an overcrowded jaw that misaligned on bottom causing the top teeth to bite on back of tongue?
Expert:  Dr. Abid replied 1 year ago.

As I mentioned anything that will cause soft tissue swelling will cause , such issues and overcrowded / misaligned teeth could be the reason .

Mouth Guard may be helpful temporarily but this is not definite or proven treatment .

So saline gargles will be helpful .

Good luck .

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