Do you suffer from cheek pain or teeth sensitivity on waking up in the morning? It occurs due to frequent clenching or grinding of teeth.
Clicking, popping your jaw points, grating sounds, uncontrollable jaw, and tongue movements as well as pain in the cheek muscles are some conditions that should not be neglected. Those who clench/grind their teeth while awake, suffer from awake bruxism, whereas those who experience it at night, suffer from night bruxism. Mild cases may not require treatment immediately, however, persistent, and severe bruxism can lead to jaw and teeth problems over time.
Bruxism is a type of Temporomandibular Disorder. There is no root cause of bruxism. It is believed to occur due to a combination of factors. These may include habits (like pencil, cheek, or nail-biting), psychological factors (anxiety, depression, and stress), temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders, myofascial pain syndrome and sleep disorders (e.g., sleep apnea).
People who suffer from bruxism may experience one or more of the following symptoms:
The symptoms of bruxism may be confused with other problems. Hence one can visit a dentist to correctly identify and get them treated.
Consulting a sleep specialist may be suggested to address any underlying cause like sleep apnea.
It is advised to visit the dentist who is a TMD specialist as soon as you notice any bruxism symptoms to avoid harsh potential gum and teeth problems as well as jaw disorders (i.e., TMJ syndrome).
At Ivory Dental Clinic, we offer treatments on TMD through our trained specialists. Our dental clinic is one of the best dental clinics in Navi Mumbai. Connect with us to know more about your TMD, and we can guide you through the recovery process.