Teeth grinding damage

© July 2012 Paul Cooijmans

Damage caused by teeth banging tic

Teeth damage caused by teeth banging tic.

The bottom row of teeth is blunted by several decades of banging the teeth onto each other. Not visible here is the damage to the back of the upper row of teeth, to the molars (four have broken off), and to the jaw joints (the right one dislocates regularly causing sharp pain in the right ear, the left one intermittently causes diffuse temporal pain).