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Why You Need to Treat Your TMJ & Bruxism

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Are you struggling with TMJ pain? Do you grind your teeth while you sleep (also known as bruxism)? In both cases, it is crucial to your dental health that your dentist treats these conditions. 

There are many painful and inconvenient symptoms associated with bruxism and TMJ disorder, and our Concord, NH dental office can help you find relief from your suffering. Common symptoms of TMJ and bruxism include headaches, pain in the jaw, jaw joints that lock up, and pain in the neck or ears. While eliminating these symptoms alone is a reason to seek treatment for many people, they are usually not the most important reason. 

Preventing Worn-Down Teeth

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Treating Bruxism

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Bruxism Vs. TMJ

Bruxism and TMJ are both fairly common dental-related conditions, and they have comparable symptoms. Because of the similar symptoms, it’s important that you visit an experienced dentist to ensure that your condition is properly diagnosed. 

What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is a disorder that causes a patient to grind their teeth involuntarily while sleeping. This can cause intense joint pain, as well as damage to your teeth. Many people aren’t actually aware that they are clenching their teeth in their sleep if no other symptoms have shown, even in chronic cases. 

Not only can Bruxism lead to tooth loss, but it can actually lead to TMJ for a patient, so it’s ...

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