Damage Caused by Teeth Clenching
When you push your top and bottom sets of teeth together with force, you can make it to where the enamel around your teeth begins to crack. After enough time and pressure, those cracks can extend down your teeth and results in fractured teeth. If the fractures are severe enough, you could end up having to have those teeth extracted, resulting in tooth loss.
If you grind your teeth, you could wear the layers of enamel off of your teeth and wear your teeth down to become flat surfaces. This can result in the tooth's nerve being exposed, plus it can make eating much more difficult since you have no bumps in your teeth to help you break down the foods that you are eating.
Go in and see your dentist if you find yourself clenching your jaw before you wind up in pain or with fractured teeth. The sooner you go in, the more options your dentist is going to be able to provide you in terms of treating your clenching.
They can only do so much once you have extensive levels of damage to your teeth, so make sure to contact our office as soon as possible. Once we have corrected the issues from clenching, make sure that you through and stop yourself from clenching more in the future.