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Bruxism in dentistry - an overview

  title={Bruxism in dentistry - an overview},
  author={Veena Hegde},
Although not a life-threatening condition, chronic bruxism often impairs the quality of life of affected individuals. In advanced stages, the condition might be accompanied by tooth sensitivity, abrasion, fractures, mobility, or loss, dental caries, alveolar bone loss, headaches, earaches and adverse cumulative, irreversible effect on dental implants and aesthetic restorations. Diminished facial height along with hypertrophy of the masseter may change one`s appearance. Early detection of the… 

A Study of the Association Between Sleep Bruxism, Low Quality of Sleep, and Degenerative Changes of the Temporomandibular Joint

The prevalence of degenerative bone disorders was high (67%) among women with a mean age of 46 years and a clinical diagnosis of SB, and there was no significant association between the pattern of sleep quality and the type of bruxism.

History of Past/Current of Medication Use in Severe or Destructive Bruxers: An Intragroup Comparison Study

Examination of past and current use of medication in destructive bruxers found that they have a history of greater use of antidepressants and anti-anxiety medication, and used a higher frequency of medications to alleviate their pain, muscle tension, anxiety and depression.



Impact of nocturnal bruxism on mercury uptake from dental amalgams.

It is indicated that mechanical wear on amalgams from nocturnal bruxism may increase the Hg uptake, but the magnitude of this effect seems to be less than from the use of chewing gum.

Midface collapse: an overlooked disease.

Midface collapse is a disease caused by occlusal interferences leading to excessive tooth attrition and loss of vertical dimension. Although it can cause premature aging, it can be prevented or

Dental splint prescription patterns: a survey.

The results indicate that a significant number of dentists treat patients with bruxers, patients with myofascial pain-dysfunction syndrome and patients with TM joint pain with dental splints.

Treating severe bruxism with botulinum toxin.

BTX administered by skilled practitioners is a safe and effective treatment for people with severe bruxism, particularly those with associated movement disorders, and should be considered only for those patients refractory to conventional therapy.

Oral hard tissue diseases: A reference manual for radiographic diagnosis

  • J. Luker
  • Medicine
    British Dental Journal
  • 2005
A highly interactive program that is encyclopaedic in detail and generally well illustrated, this CD-ROM aims to describe the various types of gold alloy restorations, revise the principles of their associated tooth preparations, consider the implications of adhesive technology upon these and review shade prescription, impression taking and provisional restoration.

Sleep bruxism; an overview of an oromandibular sleep movement disorder. REVIEW ARTICLE.

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.

Treatment effect on signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders--comparison between stabilisation splint and a new type of splint (NTI). A pilot study.

The aim of the investigation was to compare the effect on signs and symptoms of temporomandibular disorders of two different interocclusal appliances with results in favour for the stabilisation splint.

Bruxism is mainly regulated centrally, not peripherally.

Taken all evidence together, bruxism appears to be mainly regulated centrally, not peripherally, and may be modulated by various neurotransmitters in the central nervous system.

Prognosis versus actual outcome. III. The effectiveness of clinical parameters in accurately predicting tooth survival.

Tooth loss for 100 treated periodontal patients was evaluated to determine the effectiveness of commonly taught clinical parameters utilized in the assignment of prognosis in accurately predicting tooth survival, and initial prognosis did not adequately explain the condition of the tooth or accurately predict the tooth's survival.