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Thomas keith


01/13/2013

Can grinding teeth cause eye pain?

Is it possible to lead to eye pain because of grinding teeth? How can grinding teeth affect on the eyes?
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  • Danielle lewis

    01/14/2013

    Yes, it is possible to lead to eye pain due to grinding teeth. Grinding teeth has a negative influence on the teeth and facial musculature. The jaw muscles and various facial muscles are prone to disorders such as TMJ, whose symptoms include tooth pain. And the pain can be sent by nerves along certain pathways. For instance, spasms in the Lateral pterygoid muscles can cause pain behind the eyes.
  • bell

    01/23/2013

    Yes, it is possible. There is a disorder related which is named as TMD. Temporomandibular disorder refers to problems with the jaw, the jaw joints and the surrounding facial muscles which control chewing and jaw movement. The clear and exact cause for TMD is unknown, yet dentists think the problem coming from the muscles of the jaw or the part of the joints. Grinding or clenching teeth which put a lot of pressure on the temporomandibular joints might cause TMD. Symptoms of TMD varies different from individual to individual. Common symptoms of TMD would develop severe pain of muscles or joints. The pain might spread to shoulder, neck, temple and eyes. Some people claim to experience bloodshot in eyes, eye pain above, below and behind eyes, pressure behind eyes, light sensitivity and tearing. There are some basic home remedies you can take to alleviate the pain. Apply moist ice or heat compress to your face or temple. Have soft food to reduce chewing. Because stress could cause clenching or grinding, so it is important to keep a happy and relax mood. If the pain is severe, take some pain medication to alleviate the pain.
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