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Bruxism defined and graded: an international consensus.
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The expert group defined bruxism as a repetitive jaw-muscle activity characterised by clenching or grinding of the teeth and/or by bracing or thrusting of the mandible and proposed a diagnostic grading system of 'possible', 'probable' and 'definite' sleep or awake bruXism.
Bruxism physiology and pathology: an overview for clinicians.
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It remains to be clarified when bruxism, as a behaviour found in an otherwise healthy population, becomes a disorder, i.e. associated with consequences (e.g. tooth damage, pain and social/marital conflict) requires intervention by a clinician.
International consensus on the assessment of bruxism: Report of a work in progress
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There is a need for an updated consensus on a definition of bruxism as repetitive masticatory muscle activity characterised by clenching or grinding of the teeth and/or by bracing or thrusting of the mandible to be confirmed.
Sleep Bruxism: Validity of Clinical Research Diagnostic Criteria in a Controlled Polysomnographic Study
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Polysomnographic recordings from 18 bruxers and 18 asymptomatic subjects were analyzed to discriminate sleep bruxism from other orofacial motor activities and to calculate sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values of research criteria.
Neurobiological mechanisms involved in sleep bruxism.
TLDR
The final section of this review proposes that RMMA during sleep has a role in lubricating the upper alimentary tract and increasing airway patency.
Restless legs syndrome and sleep bruxism: prevalence and association among Canadians.
TLDR
The data suggest that both sleep movement disorders can be concomitant and that socio-geographic and age characteristics influence the prevalence of reports.
Identification of a Sleep Bruxism Subgroup with a Higher Risk of Pain
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Interestingly, 45 of the 46 sleep bruxers with values below SB-RDC were classified in the low-frequency cluster, and these individuals were more likely to complain of pain and fatigue of masticatory muscles than were the higher-frequency sleep bruXers.
Sleep bruxism; an overview of an oromandibular sleep movement disorder. REVIEW ARTICLE.
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SB subjects were observed to present vigilance-sleepiness and somatic problems, however, they are generally good sleepers and no abnormalities of the autonomic nervous system could be shown in awake SB subjects.
Rhythmic Masticatory Muscle Activity during Sleep in Humans
TLDR
The high prevalence of RMMA observed in normal subjects suggests that this activity is related to certain sleep-related physiological functions, including autonomic activation.
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