Watch for These Signs of Bruxism

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Sleep bruxism, an ailment where you clench your teeth too tightly during sleep, can cause jaw disorders, headaches and damaged teeth. Unfortunately, self-diagnosing bruxism can be tricky – identifying a disease that manifests itself while you sleep isn’t easy. For this reason, look out for the symptoms below to see if you have sleep bruxism:

  • Noticeably heightened sensitivity or pain in your teeth
  • Scars or damage from chewing your cheeks
  • Sleep problems or interruptions
  • Face or neck soreness
  • Earache-like pain, but no actual earache
  • Headaches or dull pain in the temples
  • Soreness or locking in the jaw or jaw muscles
  • Chipped, fractured, loose, or otherwise damaged teeth
  • Grinding or clenching teeth

If you are experiencing some of these side effects, you may be dealing with sleep bruxism. Don’t hesitate to call our office at 954-437-6400 now to set up a sleep bruxism consultation at our Pembroke Pines, Florida, office with Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem and our team at Pembroke Square Dental. Because sleep bruxism can have far-reaching effects, it’s important to get ahead of the problem. We’re ready to help you get your sleep bruxism under control, so call us now and stop suffering. We’re excited to see you soon!