The ABC’S of bruxism
Bruxism occurs by grinding or clenching one’s teeth during sleep. It can also be associated with episodes of tightness in the jaw.
The consequences of bruxism are numerous:
- Wear and abrasion of teeth
- Oro-facial pain
- Pain in the jaw and in the tempura-mandibular joint (TMJ))
- Fatigue upon waking
The diagnosis of bruxism is based, most of the time, on observations of teeth grinding by a family member.