Teeth that are sensitive to heat, cold, or brushing
Tense facial or jaw muscles
Teeth that are worn down, flattened, fractured, or chipped
Hairline cracks or wearing of the enamel on some teeth
Headache, especially when waking in the morning
Damage to the inside of the cheek—from biting or chewing
You will be asked about your symptoms and medical history. An examination of your teeth and jaw will be done. With bruxism, teeth will have flattened tips, excessive wear, thin enamel, or sensitivity. X-rays may be done to check for further damage to your teeth or the underlying bone.
Methods of treatment include:
Behavioral or Cognitive Treatment
This method focuses on changing behavior through various techniques, such as:
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