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What are the symptoms of bruxism?

Bruxism that occurs during sleep can be detected from the sounds made by the grinding of the teeth. Other signs and symptoms can include: muscle tightness and stiffness around the temples or jaws, which is most noticeable after sleep; difficulty opening the mouth; aching teeth that may be more sensitive to hot and cold temperatures; tightness and stiffness of shoulder muscles; worn or damaged teeth, and; soreness of (or tooth indentations in) the tongue or inside the cheeks.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 22 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Obstructive sleep apnea


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