When you’re a child and a tooth becomes loose, there’s lots of excitement and nervousness that comes with it. You’re going to lose a tooth, and a grown up tooth will take its place! Money is going to appear under your pillow very soon! When you’re an adult, the reaction is a little different.
For those with Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome, life can get painful. If you have dealt with TMJ, you know that tight, painful feeling you get when performing basic tasks like eating and talking.
Bruxism. An odd and funny word no doubt, but for roughly 10% of Americans bruxism is a serious problem. Bruxism is the involuntary grinding of teeth that usually occurs during sleep (but it can happen during waking hours as well). Many people who suffer from bruxism wake up unaware that they have been grinding their teeth all night, reporting no pain or soreness in their jaw. While this may seem harmless, it can be quite the opposite. Grinding your teeth can cause a whole slew of problems, including: