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Can teeth grinding lead to a dental emergency?

Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can sometimes lead to serious consequences for your mouth. For instance, people who suffer from bruxism may cause their teeth to loosen and in some cases, may experience a broken or cracked tooth that needs immediate treatment.

If you suspect you are grinding your teeth, schedule an appointment with your dentist. Your dentist can help you manage bruxism and its related symptoms, as well as repair and help prevent further damage to your teeth.
Teeth grinding, or bruxism, can  contribute to a dental emergency. Teeth grinding may occur during sleep or even while the person is awake. It can cause teeth to chip, fracture, and become painful. A custom mouth guard made by your dentist can be worn to prevent some of the complications of teeth grinding.

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