What is Bruxism?

Bruxism is an oral parafunctional disorder in which a person grinds their teeth or clenches their jaw when they are not eating or talking. It is frequently an unintentional, unconscious act that might occur while a person is awake or sleeping. It’s linked to a variety of oral and dental problems, including jaw muscle pain, hypersensitivity of teeth, migraines, tooth wear, damage to dental restorations, and tooth damage. Bruxism can manifest itself as a series of repetitive biting force pulses lasting around a tenth of a second each. In other circumstances, longer bite force pulses of 1 to 30 seconds are detected during actions of jaw clenching. Some persons have the ability to clench their jaws without making considerable lateral movements. Bruxism can manifest itself in a variety of ways, sometimes with no symptoms at all.