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Please answer this if expert in bruxism (grinding your teeth at night). Is it tmj.?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
9 doctors agree

In brief: Not always.

You can have bruxism without TMJ and vice versa; sometimes bruxism can cause tmj.

In brief: Not always.

You can have bruxism without TMJ and vice versa; sometimes bruxism can cause tmj.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Louis Gallia
sophisticated answer for non dentist. Excellent!!
Dr. Louis Gallia
sophisticated answer from non-dentist. Excellent!!
Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Bruxism if extreme can lead to TMJ.
Many patients who brux have no symptoms and require not treatment for TMJ. However grinding can wear down and even crack or fracture your teeth. Talk to your DDS about a nightguard.

In brief: Not necessarily

Bruxism if extreme can lead to TMJ.
Many patients who brux have no symptoms and require not treatment for TMJ. However grinding can wear down and even crack or fracture your teeth. Talk to your DDS about a nightguard.
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Dr. Raj Upadya
Dentistry - Cosmetic
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not necessarily...

There are many potential causes of bruxism..
. One cause is a central nervous system dysfunction during the delta stage of sleep, one is related to certain medicines that disturb this sleep stage, one is related to obstructive sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing, one is related to muscle engrams from habits, and one is related to a bad bite and tmd, or occluso-muscle disorders... And more...

In brief: Not necessarily...

There are many potential causes of bruxism..
. One cause is a central nervous system dysfunction during the delta stage of sleep, one is related to certain medicines that disturb this sleep stage, one is related to obstructive sleep apnea or sleep disordered breathing, one is related to muscle engrams from habits, and one is related to a bad bite and tmd, or occluso-muscle disorders... And more...
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Dr. Samuel Mckenna
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and No

Bruxism may aggrevate the symptoms associated with TMJ disorders but bruxism does not define "tmj.
".

In brief: Yes and No

Bruxism may aggrevate the symptoms associated with TMJ disorders but bruxism does not define "tmj.
".
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