Dental Problems Caused by Stress

Dental Problems Caused by Stress

Did you know that your stress levels can have a direct impact on your oral health and can cause dental related problems?

Here are a few examples of stress triggered dental problems:

  • Bruxism– Stress can cause us to grind our teeth at night, leading to tooth damage. If you’re diagnosed with bruxism, a night guard can be prescribed to protect your jaw.
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome– Psychological problems are just one of the many factors known to cause burning mouth, which is identified by a burning sensation on the tongue, lips, gums or palate.
  • Canker Sores– No one quite knows what exactly causes canker sores, but they are sometimes brought on by stress. Although harmless, these small sores can be painful.
  • Dry Mouth– When the mouth doesn’t produce enough saliva, it can experience chronic dryness. Not only does dry mouth result from conditions caused by stress, but it is also a common side effect of drugs used to treat depression.
  • Gum Disease– Studies have shown that long-term stress affects our immune systems, increasing our susceptibility to infections such as periodontal disease.
  • Lichen Planus — Lichen planus of the mouth is characterized by white lines, sores and ulcers in the oral cavity. Some experts believe lichen planus is a reaction to viral infections caused by stress.
  • TMJ/TMD — Stress contributes to temporomandibular joint disorders in many fashions. Trauma and tooth grinding are common causes of TMD, while emotional factors such as anxiety and depression can also trigger symptoms of TMJ. Other Risk Factors.

Info source: www.1800dentist.com

Be sure to consult with your Dentist if you think stress is affecting your oral health as they can recommend appropriate treatment.

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