Do you have broken teeth, persistent head and neck pain, and a stressful life that you can’t understand?
If your answer is yes, you may be a bruxist.
What is this bruxism?
Teeth clenching/grinding may occur during the day or while sleeping. Clenching during the day is called bruxomania, and teeth clenching/grinding at night is called bruxism. Patients who experience this problem are called bruxist. This habit, which occurs unconsciously or consciously, significantly affects the comfort of life.
Many patients do not know the reason for the pain and tiredness that occur when they wake up without being aware of their teeth clenching, and they are looking for different solutions.
How do I know if I’m clenching my teeth?
- Jaw joint/head-neck-temple/ear pains occurring in the morning
- Tooth cracks/fractures that you cannot understand
- Sensitivity in teeth
- Gingival recessions
- Voices from the chin
- Tensions/pains in facial muscles
- wake up tired
You can tell by the people sleeping next to you that they are uncomfortable with your teeth grinding.
Some patients also state that they involuntarily clenched their teeth when they are cold or when they show affection towards their children or animals.
If you show one or more of these symptoms, you should see a dentist.
Why am I grinding/clenching my teeth?
Although there are many reasons, the most common cause is stress.
- Genetic predisposition
- Aggressive-hyperactive personality
- Side effects of some drugs
- Some diseases (epilepsy, sleep apnea, attention deficit)
- Crooked teeth can also cause clenching.
How do I solve my teeth clenching problem, what is the treatment?
Stay tuned to our blog for answers to these questions.