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What is bruxism? Symptoms, causes and remedies

What is bruxism? Symptoms, causes and remedies

Bruxism is a disorder in which you unconsciously grind and clench your teeth. This can happen during the day or during the night while you sleep. It is a disorder of which it is also possible to be unaware.

What are the signs and symptoms?

  • Abraded, chipped or cracked teeth

  • Facial pain

  • Dental sensitivity

  • Tension in facial or chewing muscles

  • Heachache

  • Tiredness upon waking

  • Mandibular dislocation or click in the temporomandibular joint

  • Mandibular locking

  • Wear and tear of tooth enamel

  • Lingual impressions

  • Lesions inside the cheek

What are the causes?

Excessive stress is often indicated as the cause, as is excessive nervousness, anger, pain, frustration and aggression.

But there is also evidence that it can be caused by an imbalance in neurotransmitters.

The influence of some drugs cannot be excluded, especially antidepressants such as fluoxetine and paroxetine.

What is the treatment?

Relaxation of the affected muscles

Behavioral changes such as correcting lingual posture, swallowing and oral attitudes

Using a splint to absorb the force of the bite

Biofeedback measures the amount of muscle activity in the mouth and jaw

Your osteopath can carry out an initial evaluation of the cranial tension state and identify the most suitable solution, figure or path for your disorder


Valentina Carlile - Osteopath expert in Osteopathy applied to voice and language disorders since 2002. For information and reservations visit the Contact page

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