BRUXISM MAY CAUSE A VARIETY OF SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING:
1.Excessive tooth wear,particularly attrition, which flattens the occlusal (biting) surface, but also possibly other types of tooth wear such as abfraction, where notches form around the neck of the teeth at the gumline.2. Tooth fractures, and repeated failure of dental restorations (fillings, crowns, etc.).3. Hypersensitive teeth,(e.g. dental pain when drinking a cold liquid) caused by wearing away of the thickness of insulating layers of dentin and enamel around the dental pulp.4.Inflammation of the periodontal ligament of teeth, which may make them sore to bite on, and possibly also a degree of loosening of the teeth.
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