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Teeth Grinding


Date :27-Oct-2017 Author :Dr. Seby Varghese

Teeth Grinding

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Teeth grinding (bruxism) can be a serious problem. It may lead to damaged teeth, jaw disorders, headaches and other oral health concerns.

SIGNS & SYMPTOMS

If you notice any of the following symptoms, you may be experiencing bruxism:

  • Rhythmic contractions of the jaw muscles
  • A grinding sound at night, which may disturb the sleep of someone who you share a room with
  • Jaw muscles that are tight or painful
  • Popping or clicking of the temporomandibular joint
  • Long-lasting pain in the face
  • Damaged teeth, broken dental fillings and injured gums
  • Headache
  • Swelling (occasionally) on the side of your lower jaw caused by clenching
  • Bruxism: Signs and Symptoms

Top Five Risk Factors For Teeth Grinding

  • Age : Bruxism is common among children and normally goes away as they grow up.
  • Stress: Stress including anger and frustration can trigger grinding of teeth
  • Types of personality: Aggressive
  • OSA
  • Smoking or drinking

  If you suffer from teeth grinding contact us at +91 9020160160

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