Bruxism is a condition in which you clench and grind your teeth while you sleep. It can cause a lot of problems with your teeth, such as cracking, becoming worn down, and creating tension in your temporomandibular joint. Bruxism can be caused by anxiety, stress, sleep disorders, an abnormal bite, teeth that are missing, or crooked teeth.
Bruxism can be difficult to diagnose, because people are asleep when the clenching and grinding occurs. This can be frustrating. However, there are some symptoms to watch out for. These symptoms include:
-damaged or fractured teeth
-loose permanent teeth
-damaged dental restorations
-damage to the inside of your cheeks
-teeth beginning to look flat and dull
Be aware of these signs and symptoms, and don’t hesitate to talk with our team at [practice_name].
One condition related to bruxism is temporomandibular joint disorder, commonly referred to as TMJ. If you have TMJ disorder, it may be indicated by waking up with a sore jaw, increased tooth sensitivity or by having trouble opening or closing your mouth when you wake up.
If you suspect bruxism or TMJ, speak with Dr. [doctor_name] as soon as possible for a potential diagnosis and personalized treatment plan. Be sure to set an appointment by calling [practice_name] in [city], [state] at [phone]. We look forward to seeing you!