Many patients do not realize how damaging bruxism can be until they start to see their teeth wearing away. If you tend to grind your teeth at night or clench your teeth often, you are at risk for damaging tooth enamel and chipping your teeth. Over time, the pressure from frequent grinding and clenching can cause jaw pain, inflammation of the jaw joint and TMJ disorder. This is why we encourage all patients with bruxism to break the habit sooner than later.
When the TMJ, temporomandibular joint, becomes inflamed or damaged for any reason, you may experience chronic jaw pain and discomfort around the neck and jaw. The root cause of TMJ disorder is still unknown but experts trace it to several factors, including:
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