Clenching and Grinding usually occurs during sleep. This can be a very painful and damaging habit over
time that can cause your teeth to wear down, break, feel more sensitive and even lead to receding gums.

Why are you Clenching or Grinding?

One common reason is stress. The more stress you have, the more your body tends to subconsciously
take over dealing with it. A misaligned bite or malocclusion as it’s called, might also be the culprit for
clenching and grinding.

Symptoms can include the following:

  • Headaches
  • Pain in your neck
  • Popping or clicking of your jaw when you chew
  • Ringing noise in your ears
  • Sore jaw and facial muscles when you wake up
  • Difficulty, discomfort or pain when opening your mouth wide

Treatment options:

At Million Smiles Dental, our Doctors and team members will fit you with a night guard to help reduce
the impact clenching has on your teeth. This piece of plastic, which is customized to your mouth, creates
a kind of buffer zone for your teeth, covering them and keeping them from coming together, causing
further damage when you grind or clench.

Botox Therapeutic is another treatment option and can provide dramatic relief. Injections are placed
into the tender trigger points around the TMJ and results often last 3-4 months.

Bruxism

TMD/TMJ

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