Bruxism &/or Periodontal Disease

elizzza811

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Just curious how many of you suffer from bruxism (teeth grinding) and/or periodontal disease?

I have been grinding my teeth since I was a child. I even remember my sister grabbing my jaw in the middle of the night to get me to stop.

I'm 56 now and have periodontal disease. No amount of brushing or flossing has prevented it.

Are either of these common with epileptics? Could oral microorganisms have somehow made their way into our brains???
 

cadsgj

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I have a terrible problem of grinding my teeth at night. I don’t know that it has anything to do with my epilepsy but my neurologist had me get rubber attachment for my teeth at night. Being asleep though, I am not sure how well it actually works :-/
 

Nakamova

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Most periodontal disease has a genetic component, so even if you are a perfect brusher/flosser, it may still show up.

However, some AEDs are to known to affect gum or tooth health. And some cause dry mouth which can in turn affect the gums.

TLE can cause teeth-grinding.

You might want to check out this CWE thread:
 
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