Bruxism

At our Montreal Dental Clinic, Centre dentaire Nathalie Bessette, we diagnosis and treat Bruxism. What is Bruxism, you may ask?

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Do you grind your teeth or clench your jaw?  Has your parent or sleeping partner mentioned to you that you grind your teeth while your sleep?  Do you wake up with a headache or sore jaw?  If so, you may have Bruxism.

Description

Bruxism is the unconscious grinding or clenching of teeth during the day or night.  That’s right, it can even occur while you are sleeping.

Most people who have Bruxism, experience a mild version that may not even require treatment.

However, others with severe Bruxism experience headaches, jaw pain and damaged teeth as well as other health issues.  Did you know that Bruxism is also one of the most common sleep disorders?

 

Symptoms

You may have Bruxism if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Pain in the jaw muscles
  • Jaw tension
  • Limited ability to open your mouth
  • Jaw cracking
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Earache
  • Eating disorders
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Loose teeth
  • Cracked teeth
  • Wear and/or abrasion of teeth
  • Tinnitus
  • Receding gums
  • Neck pain

Causes

Here are some of the more common causes of Bruxism:

  • Missing teeth
  • Abnormal bite
  • Stress

Next Steps

Because you may have sleep Bruxism and be unaware of it until complications develop, it’s important to know the signs and symptoms of Bruxism and to seek regular dental care. If you are looking for a Montreal dentist, Dr Nathalie Bessette and her team would be pleased to serve you.  Simply: