Self-care includes taking steps to relieve stress, practicing good sleep habits, and avoiding caffeine in the evening.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Teeth are worn, damaged or sensitive
  • Pain in the jaw, face, or ear
  • Others complain about grinding noise
  • Locked jaw that won't open or close completely

Last Updated May 24, 2018

© 2023 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMER). All rights reserved. Terms of Use