Bruxism

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is the excessive grinding of the teeth and/or excessive clenching of the jaw.

Questions and answers on "Bruxism"

I have an issue of nocturnal teeth grinding (Bruxism as I read over Internet). I am an adult 33 year old male. Is it due to stress?

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Brief Answer:
The cause of bruxism is unknown.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.
Bruxism or grinding of teeth is speculated to be caused due to a number of causes but no actual and definite correlation has been found. Its cause is unknown and I would not attribute it to...

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Hi. I am 26 years old Female. I have the habit of biting/grinding teeth always. Offlate I am getting head aches that aches from the jaws to the cranium. I googled and got some information that it could be Bruxism. Kindly let me know if this is a serious problem? Is it curable? Should I contact a Dentist or some other specialist?

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX

Thanks for the query.

Bruxism is a symptom complex consisting of teeth grinding and tight clenching of the jaws. It can occur in the day-time or at night. If it occurs while sleeping at night it could be part of a sleep disorder.

There are many causes which trigger Bruxism. High stress...

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why do I quench my teeth all day

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for choosing HCM,

Quenching teeth is medically termed as bruxism..

Its mainly related to the stress,anxiety,bad dreams.etc...

Do you quench vigorously in a particular moment?

If its related to the above mentioned then you have to decrease the stress..but it may be due to other...

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I am currently taking 20 mg of citalopram at night to help with sleep & mood, but for the past few months have realized that I am now grinding my teeth at night (which causes facial exhaustion & headaches in the morning) and high number of disruptive dreams. I am exhausted all day and am desperate to re-gain my former energy levels. Any suggestions?

doctor1 MD

Hello dear,
Thanks for the query. I will try to provide you my best possible advice.
I have thoroughly gone through your query, Since you are taking citalopram tablets for the anxiety relief, I think that in your case possible reason for Bruxism (grinding of teeth) is stress,anxiety and...

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What causes face to ache and cheek muscles to shake when I hold air in my mouth. I had a normal mri and 2 Emgs. I do have tmj and bruxiusm. Any suggestions why. Face muscles shake only when stretched.

doctor1 MD

Hello XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

Thanks for posting on XXXXXXX

Well the answer to your first question is quite simple, because if you are having TMJ it would be responsible for your face ache, cheek muscles twitching and bruxism. Your bruxism could be normal as it is a habit that occurs in most people but...

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Hi! For the past three weeks I have been waking up in the morning with pain in my ear and jaw. It is painful to yawn. Have been taking ibuprofen 1-3 times a day depending on how bad it bothers me. I did notice that I've been grinding my teeth while sleeping so I just went out and bought a mouth guard to help with that problem and to save my teeth. Can you help me figure out what's happening. I don't have health insurance or dental so any help you would give would really help. Thank you!

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Bruxism is the habit in which patient grind his teeth specially in the night .
Habit will harm his teeth like wear on the teeth surfaces , muscle pain , jaw pain after waking up and also tooth sensitivity .

Treatment is with mouth guards which will redistribute...

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Hello, Why the people crushes teeth when they asleep during night time? Actually, I am writing this problem for my husband.He proudeces an irretiating sound by rubbing his teeth whole night but he himself doesn t know what he s doing. His age is 32 years and working as an accountant in. And we are form too. Thank you.

doctor1 MD

hello and welcoem to HCM forum,
grinding of teeth at night is a very common problem, it is habit which is usually present in males, and a number of factors are responsible for this, high stress level is one of them.
continuous grinding of teeth can cause dental issues later on,
if you must have...

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I grind my teeth during the day and also sometimes at night. I have an overbite.

About a year ago my teeth began feeling loose and sometimes they hurt. they have not gotten more lose in the past year and when it hurts it doesnt hurt more than before. It is not a big pain either but just an uncomfortable feeling.

I have started flossing and began using sensodine (repair) four days ago and also started using a flouride rinse. This has helped a little with the pain

doctor1 MD

Hi,

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

Grinding teeth is usually common during nights in some people and it is called bruxism.

Grinding teeth in day time is uncommon and it is suggestive of extreme bruxism.

Bruxism is related to daytime anxiety, stress and needs psychiatric evaluation...

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I have TMJ with bruxism and I am currently in no pain but noticed a small tender swelling or lump near TMJ joint on left side. Also have allergies with funny feeling with teeth. I have been under stress lately and could be clenching or grinding my teeth at night. I have not been wearing my mouthpiece. What could it be?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

I would like you to know that due to night grinding or bruxism the biting surfaces of the teeth becomes flat, the enamel which protects the nerves within the tooth is worn off with continuous pressure. This the reason why teeth become sensitive.

The swelling over...

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I am 40 years old. My friends complains that i am biting my teeth during sleep. I dont know what i am doing? But next day tooth pain is there. By 2 teeth are badly damaged and i have to go for root canalsurgery. Please advise how to over come this problem.

doctor1 MD

hello,
bruxism can be due to excessive caffiene intake, stress, over activity of masticatory muscle. it can be treated by occlusal splints. weaing it during sleep prevents teeth damage. take care. happy smile

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I am having a problem with sore dry lips. The corners if my mouth are dry and cracked. I have been using a mouth guard at night to prevent teeth grinding. I m wondering, since the guard is quite old, could this be causing the problem? I have been using Vaseline on my lips at night but nothing is helping.

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