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Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction: How It Relates to Teeth Grinding

TMJ (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) disorders are a group of problems relating to the joint in the jaw. The muscles and joints work together to help keep your jaw functioning properly, and problems can lead to symptoms like headaches, problems biting, clicking in the jaw, stiffness and others.

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction can have close links to teeth grinding, though it can also be related to a number of other conditions:

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Bruxism Symptoms: Know the Signs

Bruxism symptoms (otherwise known as teeth grinding) are very often caused by anxiety and stress in life. Whatever the cause, it’s important to know the symptoms so that you can stop grinding your teeth and protect them from wearing away.

How to Tell If You Have the Bruxism Symptoms

Many people just don’t realise that they grind their teeth because it often happens when you’re asleep. If you have a sore jaw then this is a real sign you might be grinding your teeth, as well as a dull but constant headache.

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Sore Jaw – Could It Be A Symptom of Teeth Grinding?

Do you keep experiencing a saw jaw? Pain can affect the jaw or the jaw bone, and this is a symptom of a number of conditions – including teeth grinding. It’s important to ask your doctor about specific symptoms.

Some of the conditions that can cause a sore jaw include:

  • Injury to the jaw,
  • TMJ disorder,
  • Bruxism,
  • Swollen glands,
  • Toothache,
  • Jaw arthritis,
  • Sinus infections,
  • And more.

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Clicking Jaw: What Makes This Happen?

If you’ve experienced a clicking jaw then it’s understandable you’ll want to get to the bottom of it. It’s not a pleasant experience and, more importantly, it’s a sign that something is wrong in your body.

Other Symptoms

Often, you’ll have a number of other symptoms at the same time as a clicking jaw. You might have a stiff neck, headache or even difficulty opening and closing your mouth properly. It’s important to treat the problem as early as possible to prevent problems with your jaw developing into something more serious.

Why Do You Have A Clicking Jaw?

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