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teeth chattering/teeth grinding/clenched jaw

Postby pamelaperejil » Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:09 am

Could this an autistic thing?
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Re: teeth chattering/teeth grinding/clenched jaw

Postby SomethingWithin » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:20 am

Possibly... I have a severe case of bruxism at night myself. I wear a nightguard, and since I didn't take good enough care of my teeth in my youth (I am a bad dentalphobe) I am now paying for it. I have a filling that won't stay in cause it's one of my primary grind/pressure points at night and need the tooth to be crowned. Tbh though, even though it's considered to be a neuro-muscular disorder I think it's actually a secondary disorder to other things. Not sure if autism is a primary, but I know for a fact that a lot of people with sleep apnea suffers with that, which is what I suspect I have. When you struggle to breath at night, one of your bodies' primary responses is to clench your jaw in an attempt to open the airway to prevent suffocation. It does work most of the time, but the result is that you do damage to your teeth.

Are you struggling with bruxism? Day or night if so?
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Re: teeth chattering/teeth grinding/clenched jaw

Postby pamelaperejil » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:50 am

By day, mostly. It's sort of a nervous tick. I'll keep clenching my jaw... not grinding but clenching and unclenching. And my teeth will chatter when I'm not cold. They're pretty much always chattering to some degree, but the clenching/chattering will get more noticible and then fade off. It comes and goes and seems to be related to an "off" mental state in general. At the same time I'll feel the need to fidgit around, kick my foot, or rock my head and/or whole body back and forth, depending on how odd I'm feeling.
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