Jaw pain and teeth grinding
Do you wake up with a dull, constant headache or sore jaw? If so, you may be suffering from bruxism.
Bruxism is the involuntary clenching, grinding and gnashing of the teeth. About half of the population does this from time to time. Around five per cent of the population are regular, forceful tooth grinders. Often grinding happens during sleep, but some people even do this when they are awake.
Over an extended period, grinding can cause considerable damage to your teeth. If it continues to occur, the action will begin to wear away the enamel on your tooth and damage any dental work that has been done. Bruxism can place significant stress on your jaw muscles and joints and cause persistent jaw ache and headaches.
If you think you are grinding your teeth please seek advice from Urban Dental. To book an appointment, call 3839 9488.