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Is it normal to have jaw pain and remodelling after years of bruxism?
11 doctors weighed in

3 doctors agree
In brief: DEFINITELY
Bruxism can cause a shift in your bite and movement of the teeth.
Teeth wear down and break, which also can lead to additional problems. See a dentist/tmj specialist asap. The longer you wait, it may become irreversible and more painful.

In brief: DEFINITELY
Bruxism can cause a shift in your bite and movement of the teeth.
Teeth wear down and break, which also can lead to additional problems. See a dentist/tmj specialist asap. The longer you wait, it may become irreversible and more painful.
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Dr. Jake Richards
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes but not good
Yes it is normal if you have been bruxing and not protecting you teeth to have remodeling and potential jaw pain.
However you should see your dentist to try to stop the damage and try to help with the jaw pain. Night guards can help along with tmd appliances. See your dentist.

In brief: Yes but not good
Yes it is normal if you have been bruxing and not protecting you teeth to have remodeling and potential jaw pain.
However you should see your dentist to try to stop the damage and try to help with the jaw pain. Night guards can help along with tmd appliances. See your dentist.
Dr. Jake Richards
Dr. Jake Richards
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Yes... the attachments of the masseter muscle to the lower jaw become larger with time.
Giving your a squarer jaw look. The pain is either in the muscles or the jaw joint. See a TMJ expert for treatment.

In brief: Yes
Yes... the attachments of the masseter muscle to the lower jaw become larger with time.
Giving your a squarer jaw look. The pain is either in the muscles or the jaw joint. See a TMJ expert for treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Bruxism leads to wear and tear on the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Like people with age related hip and knee pain, the jaw can also degenerate.

In brief: Yes
Bruxism leads to wear and tear on the muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Like people with age related hip and knee pain, the jaw can also degenerate.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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