Condition

Bruxism

Description

Bruxism refers to excessive grinding of teeth and/or excessive clenching of the jaw.  Bruxism is an oral parafunctional activity, that is to say, it is not activity related to normal function such as eating or talking. Bruxism may cause minimal symptoms, and therefore people may not be aware of the condition. Several symptoms are commonly associated, including hypersensitive teeth, aching jaw muscles and headaches. Bruxism may also cause tooth wear, or even cause teeth to break and dental restorations (e.g. crowns and fillings) to be repeatedly lost or damaged.

There are two main types of bruxism, namely bruxism which occurs during sleep (sleep bruxism) and bruxism which occurs during wakefulness (awake bruxism). The damage to the teeth may be similar in both types, but the symptoms of sleep bruxism are usually worst upon waking and then slowly get better over the day, and the symptoms of awake bruxism may not be present at all upon waking, and then slowly get worse over the day. Source: Wikipedia

Other names

Teeth Clenching

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Medical centres

Clinics

Cuevas & Queipo Dental Clinic Especería 11, 1º Málaga

Professionals

Dentistry and Oral Surgery,Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Maxillofacial Surgery
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dentistry and Oral Surgery
Dentistry and Oral Surgery