In the long term, bruxism can have serious consequences that go far beyond dental damage. The constant pressure and friction lead to accelerated wear of the tooth structure, including the enamel, which in the worst case can result in tooth loss. Dental surgery is often necessary to repair the damage caused.
The temporomandibular joint, which is under a lot of strain due to the constant grinding and clenching of the teeth, can also suffer permanent damage. Osteoarthritis of the temporomandibular joint is possible in the long term. Osteoarthritis? This is a sign of wear and tear on a joint, which is accompanied by pain and limited function.
From an esthetic point of view, bruxism leads to an accentuation of the jaw angle, as the chewing muscle becomes larger when teeth are ground. The result: the lower third of the face becomes wider. This is difficult to influence optically, even with a Jawline injection or chin correction.
Important: Early diagnosis and treatment of bruxism is essential in order to start treatment in good time and improve quality of life.