Fixing GERD could fix Bruxism

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Date Joined Jan 2011
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   Posted 7/16/2011 4:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,
I been diagonsed with Gerd for more than a year now i did all tests relate like 24hrs PH test and was recommended for the rap operation, i may ad that i been with silent Gerd for a long time befor that any way several months a go started to have pain in my jaw and theeths related to teeth clenching (Bruxism). i wonder if i solve the reflux problem could i solve the teeth clenching ?...anyone there have the same situation.

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   Posted 7/16/2011 6:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe your clenching your teeth because of the GERD? I don't know. It's worth a shot to try to get the GERD under control to see if it will help.

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   Posted 7/17/2011 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   

Stress is the most common reason for bruxism. Most doctors suppose that stress is the primary cause of teeth grinding during sleep. Stress can disrupt a person's sleeping cycle. If a particular sleeping pattern is disrupted, the person ends up clenching their teeth unconsciously and intermittently during sleep. This is where a lot of researchers are currently focusing on, as this explanation is the one most common.

The abnormal alignment of the upper and lower teeth is referred to as malocclusion. This is one of the physical causes of teeth grinding.Dental experts believe that if there is something abnormal about the structure of a person's teeth, they grind involuntarily against each other as they make contact.

I have not heard of GERD causing bruxism but then I have not heard of a lot of things.  :-)

Good Luck,


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