Teeth grinding and clenching
Clenching the teeth puts pressure on the muscles, tissues, and other structures around your jaw. The symptoms can cause temporomandibular joint problems (TMJ).
Grinding can wear down your teeth. Grinding can be noisy enough at night to bother sleeping partners.
An examination can rule out other disorders that may cause similar jaw pain or ear pain, including:
You may have a history of significant stress and tension.
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