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Bruxism

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If you grind or clench your teeth unintentionally, you may be experiencing bruxism. There can be serious complications from this condition such as jaw pain, temporomandibular jaw (TMJ) disorder, throbbing headaches, neck/shoulder pain, a misaligned jaw, damage to the teeth, receding of the gums, insomnia and other resulting issues.

The specialists of Jefferson's Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery provide state-of-the-art care for dental issues and complications from bruxism. Since teeth grinding or clenching could be a symptom of stress, the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health offers stress-reduction programs that may be helpful in managing your condition.