It's quite possible - have you been evaluated for seizure activity?
Of course, since your gums are sore and tender, it might just be extreme sensitivity.
My dentist asked recently asked me if I was aware of biting the inside of my cheeks as there are marks on both sides that run horizontally right where my bite would be. It's not sore or sensitive at all, just with this weird mark. I think I have unconsciously been doing this, like a clenching kind of thing but biting down on the soft tissue rather than actually grinding my teeth. She referred me to an oral surgeon 450 kms away. I haven't made the appt yet; first trying to be aware of the behaviour and curb this habit and see if it goes away on its own, which I think it will.
Perhaps with everything going on, you are doing something like this too, and may be a reflection of the stress you're under. If it continues you ought to have a dentist take a look; if you're doing it while asleep perhaps a bite guard would help.
Hi there xx
Yes i think your right, i will be seeing my dentist in september so i will wait and like you say - see what he has to say..
thank you jan xxxx
My dentist says that I definitley bite my cheeksw and grind my teeth when I am asleep and the only thing that may help is a mouthguard. I have not gone this route yet but any activity and soreness in the mouth is a sign of being run down. It may be worth tyring a good mouthwash and seeing your hygienist and mentioning it.
Apologies to you Jan and Doublevision..I accidentally put in the wrong name as the above post was obviously meant for you..but it has appeared in this thread so hopefully that is OK!!
Hugs, Sarah x
ha ha its ok sarah lots love 2u xxxx