The association between wear facets, bruxism, and severity of facial pain in patients with temporomandibular disorders.

@article{Pergamalian2003TheAB,
  title={The association between wear facets, bruxism, and severity of facial pain in patients with temporomandibular disorders.},
  author={Anna Pergamalian and Thomas E. Rudy and Hussein S. Zaki and Carol M. Greco},
  journal={The Journal of prosthetic dentistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={90 2},
  pages={194-200}
}
STATEMENT OF PROBLEM It is unclear whether patients with temporomandibular disorders (TMD) who report high levels of bruxism have more severe signs and symptoms of TMD and more advanced tooth wear than patients with TMD who report lower levels of bruxism. PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a significant association between tooth wear, the parafunctional oral habit of bruxism, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, and muscle pain severity in a TMD population… CONTINUE READING

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