Teeth clenching ‘may lead to emergency dentistry’
People who clench their teeth during the night are more likely to need emergency dentistry, an expert has claimed.
Waking up with headaches or ringing in the ears is a sign people have been biting their teeth together when they are asleep, Dental Health Magazine reports.
Experts have advised people displaying these symptoms to rub a finger along the upper and lower edges of their teeth to examine any damage caused by the problem.
Teeth grinding could potentially lead to chipped or broken teeth, as well as cause them to become loose and misaligned.
The magazine recommended people with the problem seek advice from their oral hygienist in a bid to avoid emergency dentistry.
A number of cases of teeth grinding in America have been treated using Botox procedures to decrease the strength of muscle contractions in the mouth.
The procedure has also been used to relieve pain in patients suffering with various dental health issues.