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I'm biting my tongue really bad while I'm sleeping. Last

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I'm biting my tongue really bad while I'm sleeping. Last night and the night before it bled pretty bad. What's going on?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dental
Expert:  Dr. Mariana replied 5 years ago.
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Hi, I am here to help you,

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Sometimes, for an array of reasons, a patient may start with tooth grinding or clenching at night

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it is called bruxism

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This are uncontrolled movements

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the can get worse during periods of stress, for example

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if you have been grinding and a few nights ago got your tongue accidentally

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bled and got slightly swollen

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it is even easier to get it again afterwards

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If this is what is happening, I would recommend to go to your dentist and

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if there are any fillings or teeth that have "sharper" areas, they can be smoothed

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and he can also build you a night guard that you can use over your teeth

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to help you too

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I hope this helps you!

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