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    A Sore Jaw Is a Sign of Teeth Grinding

     teeth health smile dentistJaw clenching is the cause of a sore jaw and may even lead to the dislocation of the temporomandibular joint. You may also experience clicking and locking of the jaw.

    Key takeaways:

    – Bruxism originates from the central nervous system and can be triggered by stress, anxiety, alcohol consumption, smoking, and medications.

    – Symptoms include worn tooth enamel, chipped or fractured teeth, earaches, headaches and tooth sensitivity.

    – Your dentist will help to reduce the effects of grinding or clenching and minimize the symptoms.

    Dental fabricated nightguards are designed to provide a stable bite that does not interfere with a healthy, comfortable jaw closure. Adjustment of the device by a dentist can help reduce contraction of jaw muscles during bruxism, which may minimize jaw joint stress and protect tooth enamel.

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    Waking Up With a Sore Jaw? You May Be Grinding Your Teeth


    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.