BRUXISM - SYMPTOMS, DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT- REVIEW

1Christopher Joel Simon, Gayathri, Vinoth Kumar S, *Dhanraj Ganapathy

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Abstract:

Bruxism is extortionate teeth grinding or jaw clenching. It is an oral parafunctional activity . Etiology of bruxism can be divided into three groups psychosocial factors, peripheral factors and pathophysiological factors. Treatment modalities involve occlusal correction, behavioural changes and pharmacological approach. Bruxism can occur during wakefulness or during sleep. Bruxism during daytime is commonly a semivoluntary ‘clenching’ activity and is also known as ‘Awake Bruxism’ (AB) or Diurnal Bruxism (DB). This review was mainly intended to understand the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of bruxism.

Keywords:

clenching, treatment, epidomology, bruxism, grinding

Paper Details
Month2
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 2
Pages7462-7465