A 39-year-old member asked:
Disclaimer

will the habit of clenching your teeth give you a tmj jaw disorder?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Marshall Dicker
45 years experience Dentistry
Clenching: Yes....You can damage the tm joint by chronic clenching if its during the day....Make an real attempt to not do it if at night.....You must get a lower niteguard to help protect your teeth and the joint dont mess with this....It can be serious see your dentist asap.
Answered on Apr 5, 2020
2
2 thanks

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: The symptoms you describe are indicative of a TMJ disorder, but it can also be related to your occlusion, since your teeth don't appear to interdigit ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely relation: If you are having true vertigo, ie a distinct spinning sensation it is slightly less likely that clenching of the jaw and hand movement are the causes ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dante De Crescenzo
48 years experience Dentistry
See Your Dentist: Please see your dentist to have this new development evaluated and determine if your gum disease is being controlled.
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Depends: If they were digital and high speed film was used, your exposure would be minimal but are necessary for a correct diagnosis
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month