Bruxism physiology and pathology: an overview for clinicians.

  title={Bruxism physiology and pathology: an overview for clinicians.},
  author={Gilles J. Lavigne and Samar S Khoury and Susumu Abe and Taihiko Yamaguchi and Karen Raphael},
  journal={Journal of oral rehabilitation},
  volume={35 7},
Awake bruxism is defined as the awareness of jaw clenching. Its prevalence is reported to be 20% among the adult population. Awake bruxism is mainly associated with nervous tic and reactions to stress. The physiology and pathology of awake bruxism is unknown, although stress and anxiety are considered to be risk factors. During sleep, awareness of tooth grinding (as noted by sleep partner or family members) is reported by 8% of the population. Sleep bruxism is a behaviour that was recently… CONTINUE READING
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