Common symptoms include:

  • Clicking in the jaw joint
  • Headaches that originate in the temples
  • Sore jaw muscles
  • Wear on biting surfaces of teeth
  • Partner waking from sounds of grinding
  • Sleep disruption
  • Increased sensitivity to temperatures

If you are experiencing these symptoms, schedule an appointment with your dentist. The dentist will examine the jaw joint, jaw muscles and look for wear patterns on the teeth indicating clenching or grinding. The dentist will then discuss with you preventive techniques to help alleviate strain placed on the teeth.