ComplicationsBy Mayo Clinic staff
In most cases, bruxism doesn't cause serious complications. But severe bruxism may lead to:
- Damage to your teeth (including restorations and crowns) or jaw
- Tension-type headaches
- Facial pain
- Temporomandibular disorders — which occur in the temporomandibular joints (TMJs), located just in front of your ears and felt when opening and closing your mouth
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