Topical review: sleep bruxism and the role of peripheral sensory influences.

  title={Topical review: sleep bruxism and the role of peripheral sensory influences.},
  author={Takafumi Kato and Norman M R Thie and Nelly T-L Huynh and Shouichi Miyawaki and Gilles J. Lavigne},
  journal={Journal of orofacial pain},
  volume={17 3},
Sleep bruxism (SB) is an unusual orofacial movement described as a parafunction in dentistry and as a parasomnia in sleep medicine. Since several peripheral influences could be involved in sleep-wake regulation and the genesis of rhythmic jaw movements, the authors have reviewed the relevant literature to facilitate understanding of mechanisms possibly involved in SB genesis. Various animal and human studies indicate that during either wakefulness or anesthesia, orofacial sensory inputs (e.g… CONTINUE READING


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