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Can TMJD Cause Teeth to Hurt?

man with TMJA highly common habit, teeth grinding (bruxism), can be due to stress, anxiety or misalignment of the jaw. TMJ disorders (TMJD) are often caused by teeth grinding and can lead to tooth pain and more. The excessive forces from clenching and grinding wear down tooth enamel and can cause micro-cracks, chips, and fractures in teeth over time.

Other Uncomfortable Symptoms

TMJD can also trigger the following:

  • Headaches
  • Earaches
  • Jaw joint discomfort
  • Neck/shoulder pain
The muscles and joints of the jaw get overworked from constant grinding motions.

Protecting Your Smile

Nighttime teeth grinding poses a serious risk to your oral health if left untreated. At Shenton Park Village Dental, we provide custom-fitted nightguards to protect against bruxism. These mouthguards:

  • Prevent direct tooth-to-tooth contact
  • Absorb grinding forces
  • Allow jaw muscles to relax

Book an Appointment

Don’t let TMJD ruin your beautiful smile! Call (08) 9286 3222 today to get fitted for your custom nightguard.

Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.

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