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Could bruxism (the habit of clenching or grinding your teeth) cause a TMJ disorder?

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Dr. Peter Karsant
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Exactly

Correct. See your dentist.

In brief: Exactly

Correct. See your dentist.
Dr. Peter Karsant
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes

Brusixm can cause or contribute to TMD.
See a TMJ expert for advice. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: Yes

Brusixm can cause or contribute to TMD.
See a TMJ expert for advice. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
Dr. Louis Gallia
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In brief: Definitely

Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons.
Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth in a comfortable position. The muscles may be in spasm, you may have a tmj/tmd problem, stress, infection. Best to see a dentist asap. Often thew cause is difficult to determine, so may have to treat the symptoms with a mouthpiece.

In brief: Definitely

Someone may grind their teeth for a number of reasons.
Often, the problem occurs because the muscles of the face and jaw are trying to get the teeth in a comfortable position. The muscles may be in spasm, you may have a tmj/tmd problem, stress, infection. Best to see a dentist asap. Often thew cause is difficult to determine, so may have to treat the symptoms with a mouthpiece.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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