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Are you suffering from jaw pain? It could be due to grinding or clenching your teeth. We have found that sometimes our patients suffering from stress and anxiety may be excessively clenching or grinding their teeth without realizing it leading to jaw pain, poorer oral health, and future dental complications. At Printer’s Row Dental Studio, we are here to help you identify whether you clench or grind your teeth so we can reverse the habit, and avoid even more pain down the line.

Do I Grind My Teeth?

Although it can have many causes, typical jaw pain associated with grinding or clenching the teeth shows up in patients as a sore or tense feeling in their jaw and frequent headaches. Grinding or clenching your teeth can also lead to toothaches, earaches, and trouble sleeping. If you are suffering from these symptoms, schedule an appointment with Dr. Ema so we can help you identify if these bad habits are at the root of your pain and treat the source directly.

What are the Dangers of Teeth Grinding and Clenching?

When you grind or clench your teeth, over time your teeth can begin to wear down. This may require you to get bridges, crowns, root canals, implants, or dentures in the future.

Another possible danger of grinding your teeth is developing temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders. TMJ causes pain and poor mobility in the jaw joints and muscles. TMJ can lead to chronic pain, trouble chewing, and sometimes the jaw failing to realign and getting stuck.
To avoid these complications and disorders in the future, it is essential to get to the root of your jaw pain with Dr. Ema so the problem does not continue to worsen.

How Can I Stop Jaw Pain?

Ready to get rid of your pain once and for all? Visit Chicago’s Top Dentist, Dr. Ema! Dr. Ema will evaluate the cause of your jaw pain and create a treatment plan just for you. It is very important to come in and see Dr. Ema before the pain becomes worse or leads to further complications. Put an end to jaw pain and see Dr. Ema today!

To schedule an appointment, call Dr. Ema today at 312-435-0411, or email us at smile@prdentalstudio.com.
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