ORAL CANCER SCREENING
There are countless people all over the world who resort to tooth grinding when they are feeling frustrated, or when they want to suppress negative emotions such as anger and fear; to some, grinding of teeth is such a normal daily occurrence that they do not think of the possible adverse consequences that their tooth grinding can have on their dental health.
Excessive teeth grinding can cause premature wearing down of the teeth surfaces, which can in turn lead to serious tooth damage if left untreated for a long time. The outer surface of the teeth can be worn down in such a way that the more sensitive inner structure can be exposed, causing a lot of pain and discomfort for the patient. Tooth grinding, also called bruxism, can also lead to problems concerning the jaw joint, since the pressure from too much teeth grinding can lead to jaw joint injury.