Hi there,

I had a lower front gum graft done 5 days ago, and during the day I'm super careful and only eating soft liquid food, but at night I seem to be clenching or grinding my teeth, and I wake up with the graft bleeding.

Normally I wear a heavy top retainer/nightgaurd at night, but since the top area where the tissue was taken is still healing I haven't worn it, so I'm not sure what to do.

How can I stop myself from clencing my teeth while I sleep? I think it's pretty forceful, I've gone through about 4 bottom retainers in just a few years.

I so badly want this graft to heal properly and am frustrated that this happens at night.