Grinding is something that most people who do it are unaware of.
In bygone times, grinding, or Bruxism, was thought to be caused by stress. In more recent times, it has been identified as a symptom of Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMD), and also linked with sleep apnoea, as something that is done unconsciously during sleep to reopen blocked airways. Over time, grinding damages the teeth and causes sensitivity and decay, possibly leading to permanent jaw pain and damage.
At Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick, we have years of experience in the diagnosis and treatment of TMD and have been members of the British Society for Occlusal Studies for over 10 years.
Here are some of the key symptoms of Grinding Clenching and TMD that you should be aware of.