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The severe bruxism can have serious consequences.

The bruxism's effects may include:

  • Damage to the jaw joints (TMJ)
  • Flattened or fractured teeth
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Headache
  • Facial pain (jaw, face, ear)
  • Damage to the cheeks

" Generally bruxism has a direct effect on the teeth but often is unnoticed.

It if protracted can abrade the surfaces and reduces in the height of the tooth enamel, exposure of dentin and increased sensitivity to heat and cold with chipping and tooth decay.

In many cases, you may experience headaches more or less important, earache, pain in the jaw joints etc..

In fact, Bruxism creates a significant strain masticatory musculature.
The muscles should work a maximum of 1, 2 hours daily just to chew, swallow and talk, otherwise should rest.
With the bruxism, the muscles work more than they should, especially in the night when they should rest, and then the muscles become tired and sore.
This fatigue tends to extend to the muscles of the neck and shoulders, giving rise to headache upon awakening. "

Dr. Alessandro Rampello

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