Have you ever had frequent headaches with no apparent source, accompanied by jaw pain? These two things in conjunction may point to a condition called bruxism. Bruxism and sleep bruxism are conditions where you grind your teeth or clench your jaw excessively.
This can lead to an array of conditions including jaw disorders, headaches and even damaged teeth. Sleep bruxism is the same condition however it often goes unnoticed for years at a time as jaw clenching and grinding only occurs during sleep in this condition.
If you suspect you have bruxism or sleep bruxism it is important to schedule a visit with Modern Family Dentists LLC today to examine past and possible damage to your teeth and jaw. We have solutions here and Dr. Aust will explain the process to you and help manage pain you may be experiencing from jaw clenching or grinding. Fixing bruxism sooner rather than later can save you thousands in dental repairs as it can lead it fractured teeth and severe jaw damage.
Have more questions? Read more on our Teeth Grinding page.