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Bruxism and Temporomandibular Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

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Bruxism and temporomandibular pain are two common conditions that affect the jaw. Bruxism is the act of clenching with or without grinding the teeth, while temporomandibular pain is pain in the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. In this article, we will explore the causes, symptoms, and treatments for bruxism and temporomandibular pain.

What is Bruxism and Temporomandibular Pain?

Bruxism is the act of involuntary clenching or grinding of the teeth. Temporomandibular pain is pain in the temporomandibular joint, which connects the jaw to the skull. Both may be related and can cause dental and jaw health problems.

Causes of Bruxism and Temporomandibular Pain

Stress

Stress can cause tension in the jaw muscles, which can lead to bruxism and temporomandibular pain.

Anxiety

Anxiety can cause tension in the jaw muscles, which can lead to bruxism and temporomandibular pain.

malocclusion

Malocclusion, a bad bite or misalignment of the teeth, can cause bruxism and pain in the jaw joint.

trauma or blow

Jaw or head trauma can cause bruxism and jaw joint pain.

Symptoms of Bruxism and Temporomandibular Pain

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jaw pain

Jaw pain is one of the most common symptoms of bruxism and temporomandibular pain.

Achee head

Headache can be a common symptom of bruxism and temporomandibular pain.

Neck and shoulder pain

Pain in the neck and shoulders can be a symptom of bruxism and temporomandibular pain.

Difficulty opening the mouth

Difficulty opening the mouth can be a symptom of bruxism and temporomandibular pain.

Tooth sensitivity

Tooth sensitivity can be a symptom of bruxism and temporomandibular pain.

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