How Teeth Grinding May Cause You Serious Health Disorder

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Teeth Grinding in Northern IndianaStress has taken its toll on humanity. Statistic Brain shows that stress caused 73 percent of regularly experienced psychological symptoms such as irritability, uncontrolled anger, nervousness and lack of energy and 77 percent of physical symptoms like fatigue, headache, stomach upset, muscle tension, change in appetite, dizziness, and teeth grinding.

Teeth Grinding

Most common physiological effects of stress are common and most are aware of it. But it is barely known that teeth grinding is stress induced as well. This condition which had a medical term of Bruxism is noticed to increase by 20-25 percent doubling cases recorded by dentists in just over a year.

Revealing factors of teeth grinding includes a headache, overly sensitive teeth, sore facial muscles, jaw pain and damage to the interior cheek. This incident usually takes place during the night while sleeping. Discovering someone’s teeth grinding episode is through the noticeable noise but for some, teeth grinding can be silent making people unaware of the condition until the next dental appointments. Long term unaddressed condition of Bruxism can lead to even more serious disorders that need expert consultation.

TMJ Disorder

Repair of teeth grinding damage is already expensive. Yet, it’s not the extent of damage there is. Some other patients develop TMJ disorder or Temporomandibular Joint disorder. This is a disorder that characterized generally by pain in the joint connecting your jaw and the muscles controlling jaw movement. The pain may extend around the ear and facial area and at times causes locking of the jaw, explains an expert from TMJ & Sleep Therapy Centre of Northern Indiana.

Persistent pain around the jaw should require seeking medical assistance from a doctor or dentist. But to be safer, a TMJ doctor. Medical intervention may vary from the extent of the disorder. In most cases, TMJ disorder may go away without any medications. But medications such as pain relievers and muscle relaxants can be given to temper the pain and disability. Medications to manage stress are also prescribed to address the underlying cause.