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Bruxism is the term that refers to an incessant grinding and clenching of the teeth, unintentionally, and at inappropriate times. Bruxers (persons withbruxism ) are often unaware that they have developed this habit, and often do not know that treatment is available until damage to the mouth and teeth has been done. Damage caused bybruxism often includes the following signs and symptoms. However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Signs and symptoms may include:

  • Abraded teeth
  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Facial pain
  • Overly sensitive teeth
  • Tense facial and jaw muscles
  • Headaches
  • Dislocation of the jaw
  • Wearing away of the tooth enamel, exposing the underlying dentin (inside of the tooth)
  • A popping or clicking in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • Tongue indentations
  • Damage to the inside of the cheek

(obtained from wexner medical center; website: http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/dental_care)