Teeth Clenching At Night & Teeth Grinding At Night
Teeth clenching at night and grinding at night are real problems for thousands, if not millions, of people. The medical term is sleep bruxism, and every week in our office, we see patients whose painful and concerning TMJ symptoms are directly related to sleep bruxism.
Some people even grind their teeth while awake (to read about teeth grinding while awake, scroll down).
Are you a clencher or grinder? If so, you may have one or more of the following signs and symptoms of a TMJ disorder:
- Jaw pain
- Facial pain
- Jaw clicking or locking
- Limited jaw opening
- A change in your bite
- Headaches in your temples or face
- Jaw stiffness and tightness
- A bulky, overdeveloped jawline
- Loose, worn-down, or fractured teeth
- Neck pain on awakening
- Sore teeth on awakening
At New York TMJ & Orofacial Pain, our doctors have decades of experience treating patients who suffer from the symptoms and signs of sleep bruxism. Board-certified Orofacial Pain specialists head our team – some of the few in the NYC area – and we have numerous proven treatment methods to help you stop teeth clenching at night (or teeth grinding at night), so you can sleep better and feel better, too!
To make an appointment at one of our offices in Manhattan, Westchester County, or Long Island, call 888-560-6674 (If you can’t call, complete this quick form , and we’ll get back to you soon as possible.)