A 25-year-old male asked:
is there a relation between grinded teeth and jaw pain?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 15 years experience
Definitely: Short answer: yes. Grinding, aka "bruxism", is usually done involuntarily. The muscles of the temporomandibular joint are basically way over worked. Consult with a dentist to make sure you haven't extensively damaged your teeth as well as to prevent further damage and pain from grinding.
Dentistry 36 years experience
Yes: Grinding can cause jaw pain and headaches because you are overworking the muscles that control your jaw. This is similar to a sprain in other groups. Over time you can wear, break, loosen teeth as well as cause internal structural damage to the joint itself. Sleep can be interrupted. So it is important to see a dentist and have treatment, frequently with a night guard.
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Yes: Yes, strong relationship. Can cause TMJ problems. Loss of tooth structure through attrition. See your dentist for ways to control grinding. He may refer you to a TMJ specialist.
A 40-year-old member asked:
How can I fix gap in front two teeth and jaw pain?
4 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 54 years experience
See your dentist who: Can go over your treatment options with you after actually examining you along with taking some diagnostic x-rays. Composite bonding? Veneers? Orthodontics (fixed or removable)? No treatment? Are some of the possibilities. See what is possible and right for you.
A 19-year-old female asked:
I just chewed hard on a kernel of popcorn and it hurt the left side of my teeth and jaw. The pain is moving on to my temple and is now hurting my head. Am i going to be ok?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dentistry 24 years experience
Fracture: There is a chance thsth you have fractured a tooth. Please havr a dentisy evaluatr the condition. You can take some ibuprophen or.Tylenol.
Last updated Apr 1, 2015
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