Clenching and grinding can arise from numerous factors. Still to this day, it is still an ongoing effort to research the origin and treatment of TMJ and TMD. Patients who have a high level of stress and anxiety may experience clenching and grinding while sleeping. Long term clenching and grinding may lead to broken teeth, jaw pain, migraines/headaches, and muscle/tissue aggravation.
If you experience jaw soreness or regular headaches, it may originate from clenching and grinding. At Dentistry of Alexandria, Dr. Truvan will evaluate and examine for any symptoms and signs of clenching and grinding. We offer nightguard and mouthgard appliances to prevent further grinding.